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Comment « corriger » les évaluations subjectives du niveau de démocratie en Afrique? Read more
Does personal experience of bribery explain protest participation in Africa? Read more
Ethnic diversity is generally associated with less social capital and lower levels of trust. However, most empirical evidence for this relationship is focused on generalized trust, rather than more theoretically appropriate measures of group-based trust. Read more
The purpose of this paper is to analyze, from a purely microeconomic perspective, the impact of decentralization on the quality of the delivery of social services in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more
Ethiopians’ views of democratic government: Fear, ignorance, or unique understanding of democracy? Read more
Can digital information and communication technology foster mass political mobilization? Read more
Education in local languages helps make better citizens. Read more
Does living in a democracy teach you to prefer democracy? Read more
Offering voters tangible goods in exchange for their support may not be a good strategy. Read more
WP158: Who’s asking? Interviewer coethnicity effects in African survey data
In face-to-face interviews, responses depend in part on whether interviewer and respondent belong to the same ethnic and racial group. Read more

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