Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Responding to civilian bloodshed: Investigating the relationship between one-sided violence and aid
by Leuthauser, Elizabeth Leigh, M.A., Iowa State University, 2012, 49; 1512192
Abstract (Summary)

Do foreign aid flows respond to signals of need? This thesis explores the potential relationship between one-sided violence and foreign aid donations. I argue that one-sided violence operates as a signal to the international community, indicating that a state is in need of aid. Utilizing foreign aid as a means of understanding international response, I execute a series of empirical tests to establish if such a relationship can be confirmed. While conclusive determination of the relationship was not obtained, I provide the foundations for future avenues of research for one-sided violence and foreign aid.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Urbatsch, Robert W.
Commitee: Schmidt, Steffen W., Shelley, Mack
School: Iowa State University
Department: Political Science
School Location: United States -- Iowa
Source: MAI 50/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: International Relations, Political science
Keywords: Civilian conflict, Civilian violence, Foreign aid, Humanitarian aid, International response, One-sided violence
Publication Number: 1512192
ISBN: 978-1-267-39203-9
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