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dc.contributor.advisorArce, Moiséseng
dc.contributor.authorBowes, Amyeng
dc.coverage.spatialAfricaeng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 21, 2010).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.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Moises Arce.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Political science.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This paper seeks to analyze how effective the National Endowment for Democracy's (NED) grants are at promoting democracy. The expressed purpose of the NED is to promote democracy in developing countries and it is important to examine whether or not the Endowment is achieving this mission. A quantitative analysis is done to ascertain whether or not the more money NED spends has been positively related to democracy in the countries it assists. Africa's struggle with democracy promotion through civil society is taken into account to see whether or not it affects NED grant success. Ultimately, after running six different regressions, the only result that was close to being significant was a negative relationship between civil liberty scores and NED grants. In addition, the presence of the African region only mildly affects the results of the analysis. These results indicate that NED grants are not increasing democracy when they spend more money in their recipient countries and that the NED may be distributing grants for some other purpose than promoting democracy.eng
dc.format.extentvi, 51 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb79531167eng
dc.identifier.oclc649831952eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/8144
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/8144eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2010 UM restricted theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theseseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.subject.lcshNational Endowment for Democracy (U.S.)eng
dc.subject.lcshDemocratization -- International cooperationeng
dc.subject.lcshDemocracyeng
dc.titleThe National Endowment for Democracy: a quantitative analysis on the effectiveness of grants promoting democracyeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical science (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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