A Better Life for All? Democratization and Electrification in Post-Apartheid South Africa

  title={A Better Life for All? Democratization and Electrification in Post-Apartheid South Africa},
  author={Verena Kroth and Valentino Larcinese and Joachim Wehner},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={774 - 791}
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