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Democracies Conclude More and Stricter International Investment Agreements - But Why?


  • Neumayer
  • E.
  • Nunnenkamp
  • P.
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Democratic governments tie their hands particularly tightly by concluding more and stricter international investment agreements than autocratic governments, even though the domestic institutional framework in democracies alone offers protection for foreign investors. This Perspective argues that political scientists and economists are currently not able to explain this puzzle convincingly.