EXPLAINING THE BACKLASH AGAINST GLOBALIZATION: THE DISTRIBUTIVE CONSEQUENCES OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ENGAGEMENT, IDENTITY, AND GLOBALIZATION ATTITUDES IN THE UNITED STATES

Aycan Katitas
My dissertation examines how politicians' incentives for political survival and the distributive consequences of economic integration incite protectionist sentiments. The causes of protectionism have been the subject of intense debate in political economy literature. Current studies organize in two major camps. On the one hand, scholars investigating the effect of regional economic shocks emphasize the economic roots of this backlash. They argue that the negative distributive consequences of foreign economic flows galvanize right-wing politics and...
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