Foreign influence and domestic policy

Resource Type
  • Aidt, Toke (University of Cambridge)
  • Albornoz, Facundo (University of Nottingham)
  • Hauk, Esther (IAE - CSIC)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
    • Award Number: SEV-2015-0563
  • Spansih Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities
    • Award Number: PGC2018-097898-B-100
  • government of Catalonia
    • Award Number: 2017 SGR 1571
Free Keywords
Sanctions; Aid; Foreign Influence; Conflict; foreign lobbying
  • Abstract

    In an interconnected world, economic and political interests inevitably reach beyond national borders. Since policy choices generate external economic and political costs, foreign state and non-state actors have an interest in influencing policy actions in other sovereign countries to their advantage. Foreign influence is a strategic choice aimed at internalizing these externalities and takes three principal forms: (i) voluntary agreements, (ii) policy interventions based on rewarding or sanctioning the target country to obtain a specific change in policy and (iii) institution interventions aimed at influencing the political institutions in the target country. We propose a unifying theoretical framework to study when foreign influence is chosen and in which form, and use it to organize and evaluate the new political economics literature on foreign influence along with work in cognate disciplines.
Geographic Coverage
  • World

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-04-14