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Foreign investment and political conflict in developing countries

by John M. Rothgeb

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Published by Praeger in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Developing countries,
  • Developing countries.
    • Subjects:
    • Investments, Foreign -- Developing countries.,
    • International economic relations.,
    • Political violence -- Developing countries.,
    • Developing countries -- Politics and government.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-147) and index.

      StatementJohn M. Rothgeb, Jr.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHG5993 .R668 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 151 p. ;
      Number of Pages151
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL979011M
      ISBN 100275945480
      LC Control Number96016280

      Even though armed conflicts in developing countries have not generally been directly conducted by developed states since the early s, they have been strongly influenced by these states, because both sides require hard currency to support their military activities and supply the population on whom they rely for support. Thus, the relationship with the world economy affects the intensity of Author: Valpy Fitzgerald. Foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown dramatically and is now the largest and most stable source of private capital for developing countries and economies in transition, accounting for nearly 50 percent of Cited by:

      The International Law on Foreign Investment; Finance and Protection of Foreign Investment in Developing Countries () Dezalay, Y., Alvarez, J. E., ‘ Political Protectionism and United States International Investment Obligations in Conflict: The Hazards of Exon–Florio ’ () Cited by: POLITICAL EVENTS AND MANUFACTURING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT The role of the political dimension of the environment in the foreign direct investment decision is spelled out most clearly perhaps in Dunning's eclectic theory of international production (, ). In this view, direct investment is seen as a product of ownership-.

      This book brings together essays that tackle the political aspects of development. It offers various explanations for variations in the pace and pattern of economic development across both time and space, focusing on a particular variable or set of variables such as civil conflict, natural resources, and regime type. The book traces the trajectory of scholarship in the field of political. negative and significant relationship between political risk and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), accounting for 94 countries over a span of 24 years from It was found that most of the political risk indicators have a negative relationship with FDI for the world as a whole and also, the.


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Foreign investment and political conflict in developing countries by John M. Rothgeb Download PDF EPUB FB2

This analysis, therefore, seeks to develop a greater theoretical understanding of the means by which international forces, specifically foreign investment, affect the domestic political scene in developing countries, and to provide policymakers and investors with a firmer foundation for the decisions and investments they by: 8.

Get this from a library. Foreign investment and political conflict in developing countries. [John M Rothgeb]. allows us to better gauge the effect of civil and international conflicts on flows of foreign direct investment across countries and across time.

This paper contributes to the literature on foreign direct investment by focusing exclusively on the relationship between conflict (a key aspect of political risk) and FDI.

The Politics of Foreign Direct Investment into Developing Countries: Increasing FDI through International Trade Agreements. Tim Buthe¨ Duke University Helen V. Milner Princeton University The flow of foreign direct investment into developing countries varies greatly across countries and over Size: 1MB.

This book examines foreign direct investment in a changing world economy. It offers case-studies of this investment in different national and industrial contexts. Firms and countries have encountered mixed results in using this investment to further their foreign leverage.

Conversely, potential. The findings from the cross-national analysis of a sample of underdeveloped countries indicate that a high level of foreign investment is associated with less conflict in poorer societies and with more conflict in wealthier countries.

The increased conflict in wealthier states, however, is not a product of the effect of foreign investment on Cited by: The report’s survey of executives of multinational corporations finds that a business-friendly legal and regulatory environment is a key driver of investment decisions in developing countries, along with political stability, security, and macroeconomic conditions.

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3, pp. Cited by: 1. Reducing Political Risk in Developing Countries: Bilateral Investment Treaties, Stabilization Clauses, and MIGA & OPIC Investment Insurance (original version), 15 New York Law School Journal of International and Comparative Law 1 () (with Paul E.

Comeaux). The report’s groundbreaking survey of more than executives of multinational corporations investing in developing countries finds that—in addition to political stability, security, and macroeconomic conditions—a business-friendly legal and regulatory environment is.

VIENNA, Austria, Octo —Reducing risk in developing countries is key to spurring investment and growth. A new report and investor survey published today by the World Bank Group concludes that, on balance, foreign direct investment (FDI) benefits developing countries, bringing in technical know-how, enhancing work force skills, increasing productivity, generating business for.

In development literature Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is traditionally considered to be instrumental for the economic growth of all countries, particularly the developing ones.

It acts as a panacea for breaking out of the vicious circle of low savings/low income and facilitates the import of capital goods and advanced technical knowhow.

Over the past decade, foreign direct investment (FDI) around the world has nearly tripled, and with this surge have come dramatic shifts in FDI flows. In Foreign Direct Investment, distinguished economists look at changes in FDI, including historical trends, specific country experiences, developments in the semiconductor industry, and variations in international mergers and acquisitions.

This article develops and tests two competing causal mechanisms of the wisdom by focusing on foreign investment flows to developing countries. The first hypothesis states that conflicts carry enduring risk to foreign investors, making conflict-prone countries persistently less by: 4. into all developing countries in —a significantly higher share than their relative economic weight of percent.

Although the global economic downturn translated into a 6 percent decline in remittances to developing countries in (from $ billion in Figure Timeline of foreign aid and investment flows in post-conflict states. Abstract. This chapter investigates the relationship between the multinational corporate penetration of developing countries and their levels of domestic political conflict.

1 Political conflict is defined as action by non-governmental actors that is designed to change either the government or its policy.

Research by Rummel () and Tanter () shows that political conflict may be Author: Jr John M. Rothgeb. However, foreign investors in post-conflict countries are also faced with unique economic and political risks. There may be inadequate or non-existent legal and regulatory rules, while governments may breach contractual obligations, interfere with the property rights of investors, or even nationalize or expropriate the investments.

1 Introduction Foreign direct investment (FDI) by multinational corporations (MNCs) has grown rapidly in recent decades,1 and developing countries have attracted an increasing share of it: $ billion inor more than 36% of all inward FDI flows (UNCTADxvii). This study seeks to understand the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and political violence in developing countries.

More specifically, this study will examine multiple cases which demonstrate if and why FDI perpetuates intrastate conflict. Read this book on Questia. The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) are two of the more significant international agencies whose objective is to promote foreign direct investment in less developed countries (LDCs).

THE PAST TWO DECADES have seen a revival of both democracy and foreign direct investment in the developing world. The similar time frame has led many political economy scholars to argue that simultaneous political reform and growth of foreign investment are no mere coincidence and that democratization actually promotes increased FDI in the developing world.¹ Beyond minimal notions of .Foreign investors often sustain injuries during violent situations, such as riots, revolutions, civil wars, and international armed conflicts.

There is a great deal of uncertainty about how effective investment treaty protections are in volatile times, how they relate to other applicable legal frameworks, and how they affect the state security policy and the post-conflict transition to peace.Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) - investment by foreign companies in overseas subsidiaries or joint ventures - has a traditional reliance on natural resource use and extraction, particularly agriculture, mineral and fuel production.

Though this balance has shifted in recent years, the poorest countries still receive a disproportionate.