Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
The Perils of International Capital

The Perils of International Capital


  • Publication planned for: November 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108726856

£ 22.99

Pre-order Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Can foreign capital empower dictatorship? This groundbreaking book develops a unified theory that links three prominent forms of international capital to the endurance of dictatorships.   International capital empowers governments to finance two key instruments of nondemocratic politics: repression and patronage. The Perils of International Capital uses theory, case studies, and cross-national statistical evidence to demonstrate causal effects between foreign capital and authoritarian politics.   These finding are crucial to scholars and policymakers alike, as they call for a recalibration of the welfare effects associated with greater financial globalization. Ahmed reveals that, while foreign capital may improve economic development, it can tragically hinder democratic governance in the process.

    • ·         Introduces a new theory of foreign capital and public finance using ordinary-language explanations, making the theory accessible to a wider range of readers without specialized training in international relations, international economics, or game theory ·         Employs creative ways to evaluate “cause and effect” relationships in the social sciences  ·         Relevant, as people become more interested in protecting democracy and the rise of authoritarian governments
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Publication planned for: November 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108726856
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 22 b/w illus. 26 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Politics of International Capital
    2. International Capital and Authoritarian Survival: A Descriptive Overview
    3. Foreign Rents and Rule
    4. Aiding Repression
    5. Remittances and Autocratic Power
    6. Foreign Investments in Militarism
    7. Conclusion

  • Author

    Faisal Z. Ahmed, Princeton University, New Jersey
    Faisal Z. Ahmed is an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University. His research centers on political economy and international economics. He has published articles in leading journals in economics and political science. Prior to joining the faculty at Princeton, he served as an economist at the Federal Reserve of Chicago and White House Council of Economic Advisers.  

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.