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Administrative Unit Proliferation
Numerous developing countries have substantially increased their number of subnational administrative units in recent years. The literature on this phenomenon is, nonetheless, small and suffers fromExpand
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The Political Legacies of Combat: Attitudes Toward War and Peace Among Israeli Ex-Combatants
Does combat experience foster hardliner approaches to conflict, diminishing the likelihood of reconciliation? We exploit the assignment of health rankings determining combat eligibility in the IsraelExpand
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“I wld like u WMP to extend electricity 2 our village”: On Information Technology and Interest Articulation
How does access to information communication technology (ICT) affect who gets heard and what gets communicated to politicians? On the one hand, ICT can lower communication costs for poorerExpand
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Deliberate Disengagement: How Education Can Decrease Political Participation in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes
A large literature examining advanced and consolidating democracies suggests that education increases political participation. However, in electoral authoritarian regimes, educated voters may insteadExpand
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The Effect of Group Attachment and Social Position on Prosocial Behavior. Evidence from Lab-in-the-Field Experiments
Social life is regulated by norms of fairness that constrain selfish behavior. While a substantial body of scholarship on prosocial behavior has provided evidence of such norms, large inter- andExpand
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Information Dissemination, Competitive Pressure, and Politician Performance between Elections: A Field Experiment in Uganda
Politicians shirk when their performance is obscure to constituents. We theorize that when politician performance information is disseminated early in the electoral term, politicians willExpand
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Do Men and Women Have Different Policy Preferences in Africa? Determinants and Implications of Gender Gaps in Policy Prioritization
Policies designed to increase women’s representation in Africa are often motivated by the assumption that men and women have different policy preferences. This article finds that gender differencesExpand
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Government Fragmentation and Public Goods Provision
We investigate the effects of territorial government fragmentation on the quality of public services. We argue that an increase in the number of regional governments has two effects: (1) itExpand
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Do selection rules affect leader responsiveness? Evidence from rural Uganda
Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania “Do Selection Rules Affect Leader Responsiveness? Evidence from Uganda.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science. 2013. Scott Clifford, Florida StateExpand
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Voter information campaigns and political accountability: Cumulative findings from a preregistered meta-analysis of coordinated trials
A preregistered meta-analysis of six field experiments finds no evidence overall that information campaigns shape voter behavior. Voters may be unable to hold politicians to account if they lackExpand
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