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The effects of autocratic characteristics on public opinion towards democracy promotion policies: a conjoint analysis

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dc.contributor.author Escribà-Folch, Abel
dc.contributor.author Muradova, Lala
dc.contributor.author Rodon i Casarramona, Antoni
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-26T10:50:34Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Escribà-Folch A, Muradova LH, Rodon T. The effects of autocratic characteristics on public opinion towards democracy promotion policies: a conjoint analysis. Foreign Policy Analysis. 2021 Jan;17(1):140-61. DOI: 10.1093/fpa/oraa016
dc.identifier.issn 1743-8586
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/52330
dc.description.abstract Does the level of public support for democracy promotion policies vary with the characteristics of potential autocratic targets? We conduct an experimental study with a conjoint design on a sample of 1,464 US citizens that manipulates several core characteristics of potential autocratic targets. We then compare citizens’ preferences with the cross-national evidence testing the determinants of democracy promotion success. We find that respondents support the use of coercive measures (military action and sanctions) precisely in contexts where, according to comparative research, these instruments are unlikely to foster democratization: oil-rich, exclusionary, personalistic regimes with no elections, and with no ties to the United States. Conversely, the characteristics driving public support for the use of democracy aid are more consistent with those favoring effectiveness: autocratic regimes with multi-party elections and with links to the United States. These findings have important policy implications by contributing to understand the micro-foundations of target selection.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartof Foreign Policy Analysis. 2021 Jan;17(1):140-61
dc.rights © Oxford University Press. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Foreign Policy Analysis following peer review. The version of record Escribà-Folch A, Muradova LH, Rodon T. The effects of autocratic characteristics on public opinion towards democracy promotion policies: a conjoint analysis. Foreign Policy Analysis. 2021 Jan;17(1):140-61. DOI: 10.1093/fpa/oraa016 is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/fpa/article/17/1/oraa016/5891101.
dc.title The effects of autocratic characteristics on public opinion towards democracy promotion policies: a conjoint analysis
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fpa/oraa016
dc.subject.keyword Public opinion
dc.subject.keyword Democracy promotion
dc.subject.keyword Autocratic regimes
dc.subject.keyword Conjoint analysis
dc.subject.keyword Military intervention
dc.subject.keyword Economic sanctions
dc.subject.keyword Democracy assistance
dc.subject.keyword Dictatorship
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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