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Philippe Delacote
''Boycotting a dictatorship: who does it really hurt?''
( 2009, Vol. 29 No.3 )
Consumer boycotts and international economic sanctions represent a frequent tool to protest against countries for their violation of human rights. This paper questions if such a kind of action hurts more the populations it is supposed to defend than governing classes it is targeting. Overall, boycotts of more rapacious regimes may decrease more the well-being of the population than the one of the governing class.
Keywords: consumer boycott, dictatorial regimes.
JEL: D6 - Welfare Economics: General
F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy: General
Manuscript Received : Feb 19 2009 Manuscript Accepted : Aug 03 2009

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