The final essay is a micro-level analysis of how perceptions of loss from globalization come about. Utilizing a quasi-natural experiment in Israel's development towns, the study examines the effect of massive foreign investment by the multinational Intel Corp. on the political preferences of residents in Qiryat Gat, a small town in Israel's periphery. The analysis highlights the subjective nature of people's perceptions of loss, and shows how the differential effects of globalization can translate into actual shifts in vote choice. In addition to qualitative data collected in the field, the study employs a novel econometric methodology for counterfactual analysis to assess the electoral impact of the foreign investment.This dissertation contains three essays that deal with the political consequences of globalization. More specifically, these ... Each of the essays develops and empirically tests the different components of this argument. The first essay asks whoanbsp;...
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