Public Good Provision and Traditional Governance in Indigenous Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico

  title={Public Good Provision and Traditional Governance in Indigenous Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico},
  author={Beatriz Magaloni and Alberto D{\'i}az-Cayeros and Alexander Ruiz Euler},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={1841 - 1880}
Can ethnically distinct communities ruled through “traditional” assemblies provide public goods and services better, than when they are ruled by leaders elected through “modern” multiparty elections? We exploit a unique institutional feature in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, where municipalities are ruled by traditional governance institutions, to explore the effect of these forms of governance on the provision of public goods. Using locality-level census data, we study the provision of local… Expand

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