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The Spatial Dimensions of State Fiscal Capacity The Mechanisms of International Influence on Domestic Extractive Efforts
Political Science Research and Methods
  • Cameron G. Thies, Arizona State University
  • Olga Chyzh, Iowa State University
  • Mark David Nieman, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Submitted Manuscript
Publication Date
1-1-2016
DOI
10.1017/psrm.2015.27
Abstract

This paper expands traditional predatory theory approaches to state fiscal capacity by adopting spatial analytical reasoning and methods. While previous work in the predatory theory tradition has often incorporated interdependent external influences, such as war and trade, it has often done so in a way that maintains a theoretical and empirical autonomy of the state. Theoretically, we suggest four mechanisms (coercion, competition, learning, and emulation) that operate to channel information through interstate rivalry and territorial contiguity, trade networks, and the political space associated with regime type and intergovernmental organization membership. We test our predictions using a multi-parametric spatio-temporal autoregressive model with four spatial lags capturing the four mechanisms. Our empirical results provide support for the coercion and learning mechanisms.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article from Political Science Research and Methods 4 (2016): 5, doi:10.1017/psrm.2015.27. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
The European Political Science Association
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Cameron G. Thies, Olga Chyzh and Mark David Nieman. "The Spatial Dimensions of State Fiscal Capacity The Mechanisms of International Influence on Domestic Extractive Efforts" Political Science Research and Methods Vol. 4 Iss. 1 (2016) p. 5 - 26
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark-nieman/1/