Authors

Luke O. Feltz '12, Gettysburg College

Location

Science Center 151

Session

Globalization Studies Capstone Session I

Start Time

5-5-2012 1:00 PM

End Time

5-5-2012 2:00 PM

Supervising Faculty Member

Monica Ogra

Department

Globalization Studies

Description

The purpose of this paper to determine why civil war onset reduces political globalization in former British colonies. Through linear regression and logistic regression analyses, I test the affect of civil war onset and the presence of civil war on political globalization, controlling for former British colonies, French colonies, and other factors. More important, however, is the history behind British colonialism. Through setting up a unique institutional system and maintaining ties to its former colonies, the British have created an atmosphere conducive to international political engagement after the onset of civil war. This study shows that while civil war onset creates an immediate backlash in former British colonies, these same states actually increase their political globalization as the duration of conflict continues.

 
May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 2:00 PM

Civil War and Globalization: The Effect of Colonialism on Political Globalization

Science Center 151

The purpose of this paper to determine why civil war onset reduces political globalization in former British colonies. Through linear regression and logistic regression analyses, I test the affect of civil war onset and the presence of civil war on political globalization, controlling for former British colonies, French colonies, and other factors. More important, however, is the history behind British colonialism. Through setting up a unique institutional system and maintaining ties to its former colonies, the British have created an atmosphere conducive to international political engagement after the onset of civil war. This study shows that while civil war onset creates an immediate backlash in former British colonies, these same states actually increase their political globalization as the duration of conflict continues.