This paper looks at the relationship between human rights organization naming practices and the allocation of United States Military Assistance from 1991 to 2009. By using both realist and social constructivist international relations theories the paper statistically analyzes the variables in question on both a global and region by region basis. Results show that higher levels of HRO naming are correlated with higher amounts of United States Military Assistance. This correlation was shown to be strongest in the regions of Central America, South America, and Africa. The correlation also appears to be limited to time period after the year 2000.
Bent, Maxwell, "Human Rights or Strategic Pragmatism: An Examination of Human Rights Organization Naming and United States Military Assistance" (2013). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 248.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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