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Regime Change

Jon Eguia ()

No 2019-5, Working Papers from Michigan State University, Department of Economics

Abstract: I present a theory of multi-lateral conflict. Policy-motivated countries launch military interventions in a target country, whose policies are perceived as noxious. A successful intervention leads to a change of regime and a change of policies in the target country. Comparative statics show that an intervention is more likely in a more interconnected world, if the target nation is smaller, or if the policy preferred by the target country’s government is more extreme. To measure the effectiveness of alliances, I develop a measure of “relative sacrifice” in contributions to multilateral interventions. Using Afghanistan (2001-2014) as an illustration, I argue that the relative sacrifice made by the US, the UK, and Canada was high, while all other European NATO allies sacrificed very little.

Keywords: multilateral conflict; regime change (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D74 F51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-08-07
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