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Boycotts, power politics, or trust building: how to prevent conflict?

Arne Schollaert (UGent) and Dirk Van de gaer (UGent)
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In a game of incomplete information, the paper analyses whether different types of intervention by third parties can ensure that political (ethnic, religious, social, etc.) groups within a country will pursue a cooperative startegy and how easy it is to predict their effects. We conclude that a strong boycott is the only instrument that is always effective and that trust building, although currently widely acclaimed by, e.g., the United Nations, is not only less effective but difficult to predict and -like power politics- can favour one group at the expense of the other.

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Schollaert, Arne, and Dirk Van de gaer. 2008. “Boycotts, Power Politics, or Trust Building: How to Prevent Conflict?” Ed. Elmar Wolfstetter. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 164 (2): 356–379.
APA
Schollaert, A., & Van de gaer, D. (2008). Boycotts, power politics, or trust building: how to prevent conflict? (E. Wolfstetter, Ed.)JOURNAL OF INSTITUTIONAL AND THEORETICAL ECONOMICS, 164(2), 356–379.
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Schollaert A, Van de gaer D. Boycotts, power politics, or trust building: how to prevent conflict? Wolfstetter E, editor. JOURNAL OF INSTITUTIONAL AND THEORETICAL ECONOMICS. Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck; 2008;164(2):356–79.
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Schollaert, Arne, and Dirk Van de gaer. “Boycotts, Power Politics, or Trust Building: How to Prevent Conflict?” Ed. Elmar Wolfstetter. JOURNAL OF INSTITUTIONAL AND THEORETICAL ECONOMICS 164.2 (2008): 356–379. Print.
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  abstract     = {In a game of incomplete information, the paper analyses whether different types of intervention by third parties can ensure that political (ethnic, religious, social, etc.) groups within a country will pursue a cooperative startegy and how easy it is to predict their effects. We conclude that a strong boycott is the only instrument that is always effective and that trust building, although currently widely acclaimed by, e.g., the United Nations, is not only less effective but difficult to predict and -like power politics- can favour one group at the expense of the other.},
  author       = {Schollaert, Arne and Van de gaer, Dirk},
  editor       = {Wolfstetter, Elmar},
  issn         = {0932-4569},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF INSTITUTIONAL AND THEORETICAL ECONOMICS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {356--379},
  publisher    = {Mohr Siebeck},
  title        = {Boycotts, power politics, or trust building: how to prevent conflict?},
  volume       = {164},
  year         = {2008},
}

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