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INSTITUTIONS OR CULTURE? A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE

@inproceedings{Tavits2004INSTITUTIONSOC,
  title={INSTITUTIONS OR CULTURE? A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE},
  author={Margit Tavits},
  year={2004}
}
The study examines competing institutional and cultural explanations of government performance. I use within country comparison of 125 sub-national governments in Germany and the U.S. and cross-regional comparison of these two countries. Government performance is conceptualized and measured on two dimensions - policy responsiveness and administrative effectiveness. I show that social capital is associated with the former but is unrelated to the level of administrative effectiveness. The latter… 

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