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Is There Electoral Cycles In Globalization Process? Evidence From 78 Democratic Countries, 1975 - 2006

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The author investigates whether timing of the elections impact globalization process or not in democratic countries across the globe. In other words, do elections slowdown globalization process? The theoretical underpinning is that, globalization process lead to economic and social hardships in short run but benefit the economy in the long run. The motto behind slowing down globalization process before elections is that it leads to polarization of voters and thus negatively affects the incumbent government.

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