Clientelism from the Client’s Perspective: A Meta-Analysis of Ethnographic Literature

  title={Clientelism from the Client’s Perspective: A Meta-Analysis of Ethnographic Literature},
  author={Miquel Pellicer and Eva Wegner and Mark A. Bayer and Christian Tischmeyer},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  pages={931 - 947}
Mainstream political science literature on clientelism tends to focus on its supply side and on vote-buying, whereas ethnographic work often emphasizes client agency and incentives and paints a more diverse image of clientelism. We bridge the gap between these literatures by conducting a meta-analysis of ethnographic literature on clientelism from the client perspective. We code characteristics of clientelistic exchanges described in this work. We use cluster analysis and principal component… 

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