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dc.contributor.advisorRobertson, John
dc.creatorFreeman, Benjamin J.
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-15T00:14:42Z
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T21:45:50Z
dc.date.available2010-07-15T00:14:42Z
dc.date.available2010-07-23T21:45:50Z
dc.date.created2009-12
dc.date.issued2010-07-14
dc.date.submittedDecember 2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2009-12-7279
dc.description.abstractDoes foreign lobbying affect foreign aid? In this dissertation I provide compelling evidence the answer is yes. Prior scholarship has almost unequivocally focused on international bargaining as an exchange of public goods such as military, economic, or political concessions. Foreign lobbying represents a fundamentally different form of international bargaining. It is the exchange of a private good for an international policy concession. I develop a theory of foreign lobbying and foreign policy that views foreign policy formation as a function of political actors weighing public goods alongside the benefits they receive from foreign lobbyist contributions. I utilize a Heckman selection model to test this theory and find compelling evidence that foreign lobbying influences U.S. foreign aid allocations.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectForeign Lobbyingen
dc.subjectForeign Aiden
dc.subjectLobbyingen
dc.subjectEconomic Aiden
dc.subjectMilitary Aiden
dc.subjectCorruptionen
dc.subjectForeign Policyen
dc.titleThe Best Foreign Policy Money Can Buy? An Investigation of Foreign Lobbying and U.S. Foreign Policyen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPolitical Scienceen
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKoch, Michael T.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGodwin, Erik
dc.contributor.committeeMemberReinhardt, Gina
dc.type.genreElectronic Dissertationen
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