The Role of Leaders in Democratic Deliberations: Results from a Field Experiment in São Tomé and Príncipe

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Despite a widespread trend towards the adoption of increasingly participatory approaches to political decision-making in developing countries there is little or no evidence that these practices in fact return the benefits attributed to them. We present an empirical investigation into one specific worry—that participatory decision processes may be vulnerable… (More)

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@inproceedings{Humphreys2006TheRO, title={The Role of Leaders in Democratic Deliberations: Results from a Field Experiment in São Tomé and Príncipe}, author={Macartan Humphreys and William G. Masters and Martin Eiliv Sandbu and Carlos Gustavo dos Anjos and Justino Veiga and Jos{\'e} Dias and Germano de Deus and Joshua Chaffin and Paulo Cunha and Paul Richards and Blaise Gonda and Daniel Cordes and Abigail M. Barr and Pedro Vicente}, year={2006} }