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The decision behind Diplomatic Recognition: A quantitative study of Taiwan and Kosovo

Carbonnier, Joakim LU (2010) STVK01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This study is about diplomatic recognition, and why some states have not received full diplomatic recognition from the international community. The central research-problem focuses on the factors that affect a state's foreign policy decision not to recognize other states. Taiwan and Kosovo are chosen as research-cases through a strategic case-selection. The theoretical framework used in this study is a traditional Liberalism theory on international relations. Hypotheses are based on the Liberalism theory and previous research done in this field. These hypotheses are then tested through a quantitatively analysis. Furthermore a logistic regression analysis is being conducted on the two cases, in order to find a general factor behind the... (More)
This study is about diplomatic recognition, and why some states have not received full diplomatic recognition from the international community. The central research-problem focuses on the factors that affect a state's foreign policy decision not to recognize other states. Taiwan and Kosovo are chosen as research-cases through a strategic case-selection. The theoretical framework used in this study is a traditional Liberalism theory on international relations. Hypotheses are based on the Liberalism theory and previous research done in this field. These hypotheses are then tested through a quantitatively analysis. Furthermore a logistic regression analysis is being conducted on the two cases, in order to find a general factor behind the decision of non-recognition. The result shows that states with low democracy status are less willing to recognize other states in general. It also shows that states without a colonial heritage have a lower tendency to recognize Kosovo. Therefore it shows support for the liberalism ideas about democratic values and how a state’s domestic interests and inner structure affects its foreign policy. (Less)
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author
Carbonnier, Joakim LU
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course
STVK01 20102
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Recognition, Kosovo, Quantitative Method, Logistic Regression Analysis, Liberalism, Taiwan, Diplomacy, De facto States
language
English
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1758309
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2011-02-10 15:40:08
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@misc{1758309,
  abstract     = {This study is about diplomatic recognition, and why some states have not received full diplomatic recognition from the international community. The central research-problem focuses on the factors that affect a state's foreign policy decision not to recognize other states. Taiwan and Kosovo are chosen as research-cases through a strategic case-selection. The theoretical framework used in this study is a traditional Liberalism theory on international relations. Hypotheses are based on the Liberalism theory and previous research done in this field. These hypotheses are then tested through a quantitatively analysis. Furthermore a logistic regression analysis is being conducted on the two cases, in order to find a general factor behind the decision of non-recognition. The result shows that states with low democracy status are less willing to recognize other states in general. It also shows that states without a colonial heritage have a lower tendency to recognize Kosovo. Therefore it shows support for the liberalism ideas about democratic values and how a state’s domestic interests and inner structure affects its foreign policy.},
  author       = {Carbonnier, Joakim},
  keyword      = {Recognition,Kosovo,Quantitative Method,Logistic Regression Analysis,Liberalism,Taiwan,Diplomacy,De facto States},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The decision behind Diplomatic Recognition: A quantitative study of Taiwan and Kosovo},
  year         = {2010},
}