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February 19, 2010
Many poverty alleviation programs fail due to political interference. Politicians frequently undermine development efforts when they target benefits...
February 9, 2010
Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of propaganda on participation in violent conflict. I examine the effects of the infamous "hate radio"...
February 2, 2010
Abstract: Patronage is a tool used throughout the world to reward political allies. In this paper I create a dataset of Yemeni tribes to explore...
September 15, 2009
Abstract: In order to contest elections in Pakistan in 2002, all candidates for Member of National Assembly had to file proof of graduating with a...
April 17, 2009
We estimate the impact of a large anti-poverty program--the Uruguayan PANES--on political support for the government that implemented it. The program...
February 23, 2009
Tobias Pfutze's paper presents evidence for international migration to have played a significant role in the Mexican democratization process. It...
January 12, 2009
The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a multisectoral initiative designed to help resource rich developing countries improve...
December 10, 2008
Why do some young democracies fail? Drawing on a unique data set of every democratization episode since 1960, The Fate of Young Democracies explores...


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