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Crossing Party Lines: The Effects of Information on Redistributive Politics.
  • K. Casey
  • Economics, Medicine
  • The American economic review
  • 24 February 2015
A canonical electoral model is extended to show how information provision flows through voter behavior and ultimately impacts the distribution of political spending, and estimates suggest that information increases voting across ethnic-party lines and induces a more equitable allocation of campaign spending. Expand
Healing the Wounds: Learning from Sierra Leone&Apos;S Post-War Institutional Reforms
While its recent history of civil war, chronic poverty and corrupt governance would cause many to dismiss Sierra Leone as a hopeless case, the country's economic and political performance over theExpand
Skill Versus Voice in Local Development
Where the state is weak, traditional authorities often control the local provision of land, justice, and public goods. These authorities are criticized for ruling in an undemocratic and unaccountableExpand
Radical Decentralization: Does Community Driven Development Work?
Classic arguments for decentralization, augmented by ideas about how participation empowers the poor, motivate the widely used approach in foreign aid called community-driven development (CDD). CDDExpand
Although institutions are believed to be key determinants of economic performance, there is limited evidence on how they can be successfully reformed. The most popular strategy to improve localExpand
Crossing Party Lines: The Effects of Information on Redistributive Politics
Many lament that weak accountability and poor governance impede economic development in Africa. Politicians rely on ethnic allegiances that deliver the vote irrespective of performance, dampeningExpand
DEBATES: Voter and Political Response to Political Communication in Sierra Leone
Candidate debates have a rich history, offer a unique communication forum, and have become integral to contemporary campaign strategy. There is, however, no definitive evidence of whether they affectExpand
Effectiveness of peer mentoring in first-year program classrooms
The results only partially supported the research hypothesis that students with peer mentors in their FYP classes learned more about campus resources when compared to students without peer mentors. Expand
Voting and Expenditure Responses to Political Communication
Candidate debates have a rich history and remain integral to contemporary campaign strategy. There is, however, no evidence that they affect voter behavior. The scarcity of political information inExpand