Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
The Strategic Determinants of U.S. Human Rights Reporting: Evidence from the Cold War
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
Yale University.
2009 (English)In: Journal of the European Economic Association, ISSN 1542-4766, E-ISSN 1542-4774, Vol. 8, no 2-3, 446-457 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper uses a country-level panel data set to test the hypothesis that the United States biases its human rights reports of countries based on the latters' strategic value. We use the difference between the U.S. State Department's and Amnesty International's reports as a measure of U.S. “bias.” For plausibly exogenous variation in strategic value to the U.S., we compare this bias between U.S. Cold War (CW) allies to non-CW allies, before and after the CW ended. The results show that allying with the U.S. during the CW significantly improved reports on a country's human rights situation from the U.S. State Department relative to Amnesty International.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 8, no 2-3, 446-457 p.
National Category
Research subject
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-32063DOI: 10.1162/JEEA.2009.7.2-3.446ISI: 000265366000011OAI: diva2:279335
Available from: 2009-12-02 Created: 2009-12-02 Last updated: 2012-01-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Yanagizawa, David
By organisation
Institute for International Economic Studies
In the same journal
Journal of the European Economic Association

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 26 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link