Quotation Brender, Agnes, Pfaff, Katharina Gabriela. 2018. Still Tools of Repression? Re-Assessing the Effect of Arms Imports on Physical Integrity Rights.


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Small arms and light weapons (SALWs) imports have been found to be linked to a worsening of human rights conditions in the importing state. In this paper, we reexamine the relationship of government’s SALW imports and the decision to engage in violations of physical integrity rights using updated and more reliable repression data as well as proposing a different estimation strategy. Analyzing physical integrity rights violations and SALW imports of 176 countries from 1991 to 2010, empirical results indicate that SALW imports have a negative impact on respect for physical integrity rights. When disaggregating findings by regime type, we find that SALW imports in autocracies are associated with more repression, while we have mixed results for democracies.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Still Tools of Repression? Re-Assessing the Effect of Arms Imports on Physical Integrity Rights
Year 2018
URL https://econpapers.repec.org/paper/zbwilewps/22.htm
JEL F14, H56, K33

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Pfaff, Katharina Gabriela (Details)
External
Brender, Agnes (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
Organization
Institute for Sociology and Social Research IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5117 Conflict research (Details)
5325 Political economics (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
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