Local Ethnic Geography, Expectations of Favoritism, and Voting in Urban Ghana

  title={Local Ethnic Geography, Expectations of Favoritism, and Voting in Urban Ghana},
  author={Noah L. Nathan},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={1896 - 1929}
  • Noah L. Nathan
  • Published 13 July 2016
  • Economics
  • Comparative Political Studies
African democracies are increasingly urban. While ethnicity is generally correlated with vote choice, recent research suggests there may be less ethnic voting in cities. But I show that voting for ethnically affiliated parties is as common in some neighborhoods in urban Ghana as in rural areas, while virtually non-existent in other neighborhoods elsewhere within the same city. This intra-urban variation is not explained by differences in the salience of ethnic identities or other individual… 

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