This study systematically investigates the degree to which international economic linkages are related to domestic political conflict in developing countries. In the years since World War II, the interconnections among the members of the international system have multiplied rapidly, and the resulting dependence and interdependence has reached the point where many scholars and political leaders believe that these ties have profound implications for the political environments within the affected countries. 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 make.
About the Author:
JOHN M. ROTHGEB, JR. is Professor of Political Science at Miami University in Ohio. He is the author of several books, including Myths and Realities of Foreign Investment in Poor Countries (Praeger, 1989).