Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Democracy and Trade Policy in Developing Countries$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Bumba Mukherjee

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226358789

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226358956.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 13 April 2021

Trade Protection and Electoral Fraud in New Democracies: The Empirical Evidence

Trade Protection and Electoral Fraud in New Democracies: The Empirical Evidence

(p.59) Three Trade Protection and Electoral Fraud in New Democracies: The Empirical Evidence
Democracy and Trade Policy in Developing Countries

Bumba Mukherjee

University of Chicago Press

This chapter evaluates the book’s main argument developed in chapter 2 which posits that political competition in new democracies leads to trade reforms when domestic labor market conditions ensure that workers in these states are receptive to globalization. Data on democratization and the occupational mobility of workers for more than 120 developing countries is gathered from 1972 to 2008 to evaluate this argument. Results from a variety of statistical models corroborate the key theoretical predictions about democratization and liberalization of tariffs and non-tariff barriers. Assessment of some cross-national survey-response data shows that democratization discourages lobbying for trade protection by capital. Finally, detailed examination of data from 120 developing countries (1972-2008) reveals that trade reforms decreases the propensity for electoral fraud in newly democratized states.

Keywords:   statutory tariffs, democratization, pooled data, labor mobility, non-tariff barriers, electoral malpractice

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.