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Different countries have varying levels of globalization. Many features, such as size, play a part in determining the level of globalization in countries. I argue that globalization is influenced by veto players in systematically different ways. To understand these different relationships, globalization must be broken apart into three dimensions (political, economic, and social). Political globalization is negatively affected by veto players. Economic globalization is not affected by veto players directly but is influenced by related phenomena. Social globalization is positively affected by veto players. To test my arguments, I employ a Time Series Cross Section (TSCS) method to analyze a data set covering 33 countries from 1970 to 2015. I find that as expected, each dimension of globalization has a fundamentally different relationship with veto players. My findings contribute to the growing understanding that globalization is more complex than previously thought. I link my findings to disagreements in the existing literature on globalization and show that some of this disagreement may have been due to failure to take the complexity of globalization into account.
Comparative politics; Globalization; Institutions; OECD; Quantitative Methods; Veto Players
International Relations | Political Science
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brown, Alec, "Globalization: A Veto Player Perspective" (2020). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 3868.
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