A Tale of Two Villages: Kinship Networks and Political Preference Change in Rural India

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This paper develops a theory on how voters form and change political preferences in democratic developing world contexts. In the developing world, where state institutions are often weak, voters tend to be more focused on the competence and capacity of parties and candidates to deliver benefits. Such information may be difficult to ascertain, so voters must… (More)

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@inproceedings{Sircar2015ATO, title={A Tale of Two Villages: Kinship Networks and Political Preference Change in Rural India}, author={Neelanjan Sircar and Debraj Ray and Armando Razo and Mark Schneider and Alexandra Siegel and Anand Sokhey and Steven Wilkinson}, year={2015} }