International Law and Voter Preferences: the Case of Foreign Human Rights Violations
How do voters in liberal democracies respond to information about human rights abuses in foreign countries? Can public support for punitive actions against foreign governments that violate the rights of their citizens in egregious ways shift depending on the international legal status of those actions? How robust are shifts of this type to countervailing information that taking action to punish foreign human rights violators will harm US strategic interests?
Human Rights Review, (April 2017) pp 1-20