Friday, October 18, 2013

What shall we do with the bad dictator?

VoxEU (by Tim Willems et al.): The establishment of the International Criminal Court has increased the commitment of the international community to prosecute malevolent dictators. This column argues that such commitment creates perverse incentives that can provoke dictators to intensify violence in order to ‘blackmail’ international leaders into accepting a peace more favourable to the dictator.

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