Credible Commitments and Post-Conflict Refugee Return: A Statistical and Network Analysis

dc.contributor.advisorCalvo, Ernestoen_US
dc.contributor.authorCreed, Daniel Patricken_US
dc.contributor.departmentGovernment and Politicsen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T05:56:43Z
dc.date.available2016-06-22T05:56:43Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.description.abstractI examine determinants of refugee return after conflicts. I argue that institutional constraints placed on the executive provide a credible commitment that signals to refugees that the conditions required for durable return will be created. This results in increased return flows for refugees. Further, when credible commitments are stronger in the country of origin than in the country of asylum, the level of return increases. Finally, I find that specific commitments made to refugees in the peace agreement do not lead to increased return because they are not credible without institutional constraints. Using data on returnees that has only recently been made available, along with network analysis and an original coding of the provisions in refugee agreements, statistical results are found to support this theory. An examination of cases in Djibouti, Sierra Leone, and Liberia provides additional support for this argument.en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2MR3Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/18279
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPolitical scienceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDemocracyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPolitical Institutionsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPost-Conflicten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRefugeesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledReturneesen_US
dc.titleCredible Commitments and Post-Conflict Refugee Return: A Statistical and Network Analysisen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US

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