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Title: Clientelism and ethnic division
Authors: Isaksson, Ann-Sofie
Bigsten, Arne
Issue Date: Jun-2014
Extent: 31
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
Keywords: clientelism
vote buying
ethnic divisions
Abstract: Abstract: In light of the empirical evidence on clientelism and ethno-regional favouritism in African politics, the present paper examines the relationship between ethnic divisions and clientelism. Specifically, we ask whether – and what type of – ethnic divisions affect the experiences with, perceived prevalence of, and attitudes to clientelism. Empirical findings drawing on data for more than 20 000 respondents across 15 African countries challenge the dominant role of ethnic divisions for ... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: D72, O12, O55
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