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dc.contributor.advisor Morgan, T. Clifton
dc.creatorBirol, Cem
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-29T21:47:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-29T21:47:16Z
dc.date.created 2019-08
dc.date.issued 2019-08-06
dc.date.submitted August 2019
dc.identifier.citation Birol, Cem. "Publicly-Conducted Missile Tests in International Politics." (2019) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/107985.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/107985
dc.description.abstract This dissertation investigates the role of publicly-conducted missile tests in international politics. The first paper introduces a new dataset including 11 countries’ missile tests between 1949 and 2015. It also overviews these countries’ indigenous missile development programs. The second paper empirically investigates what factors may affect changes in how frequently countries test-fire their missiles publicly. The results suggest that a country’s public missile tests are intrinsic to missile development programs and transpire more frequently with greater economic wealth. On the other hand, being under a military threat, major or severe economic sanctions have either weak or no consistent impact on countries’ public missile tests. The third paper investigates whether conducting public missile tests is associated with countries’ subsequent militarized interstate dispute, or war involvement. Statistical analyses show that there is little or no evidence that suggests that public missile tests have a discernible impact on countries’ militarized dispute or war involvement. Ultimately, this dissertation stands as the first large-N statistical work on publicly-conducted missile tests. In addition, it is the first one to empirically downplay the potential relationship between militarized conflicts and public missile tests.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMissile Tests
International Security
Missile Defense
War
dc.title Publicly-Conducted Missile Tests in International Politics
dc.type Thesis
dc.date.updated 2020-01-29T21:47:16Z
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thesis.degree.department Political Science
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy


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