Deference , Dissent , and Dispute Resolution : An Experimental Intervention Using Mass Media to Change Norms and Behavior in Rwanda

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Deference and dissent strike a delicate balance in any polity. Insufficient deference to authority may incapacitate government, whereas too much may allow leaders to orchestrate mass violence. Although cross-national and cross-temporal variation in deference to authority and willingness to express dissent has long been studied in political science, rarely… (More)

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