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dc.contributor.advisorDrury, A. Cooper, 1967-eng
dc.contributor.authorPeterson, Timothy M., 1981-eng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on March 7, 2011).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. A. Cooper Drury.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.description.abstractThere is a large literature examining the relationship between trade and international politics. However, the majority of extant studies examine the extent of trade interaction, despite acknowledging the potential for states to rely on trade to differing degrees. In this dissertation, I devise measures of potential trade gains and potential trade losses, using these measures to address three important research questions in the study of international relations. First, I look at the relationship between exit costs and conflict, arguing that asymmetry in exit costs is associated with a higher likelihood of militarized conflict. Second, I examine the connection between exit costs and sanction threats, finding that vulnerable states are more likely to be targeted with sanction threats but are not likely to give in to these threats. Finally, I look at the connection between potential trade gains and protectionism, arguing that inelastic demand is associated with lower tariffs for democracies, but higher tariffs for autocracies. This study demonstrates that there is considerable room for further exploration into the connection between trade potential and international outcomes.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extent144 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc707685305eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/10282
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/10282eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshProtectionismeng
dc.subject.lcshWorld politicseng
dc.subject.lcshInternational tradeeng
dc.subject.lcshInternational relationseng
dc.titleInternational trade : costs, coercion, and conflicteng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical science (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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