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Rebel governance and political participation

Rebels, militias, and criminal groups all govern civilians. Governing strategies adopted by armed groups during civil war likely influence citizens’ post-conflict political participation, with consequences for democratic politics...

Armed conflict Governance Wartime governance
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Community organization and armed group behaviour: Evidence from Colombia

This paper investigates how armed groups affect the organization of local communities during armed conflict in Colombia...

Armed conflict Institutions Colombia
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Contract clientelism: How infrastructure contracts fund vote-buying

Where does the money come from to buy votes? We argue that an important source of funds for vote-buying comes from ‘contract clientelism’, or the provision of public contracts to private firms in exchange for campaign donations...

Contracts vote-buying Clientelism
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The effects of wartime institutions on households’ ability to cope with shocks: Evidence for Colombia

This paper studies the legacies of wartime institutions, measured as rebelocracy, on the ability of households to cope with negative income shocks...

Armed conflict Institutions Migration
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On the political and social consequences of economic inequality: Civic engagement in Colombia

This paper investigates the impact of inequality on individual civic engagement at the community level, whether this impact persists over time, and what mechanisms may shape the relationship between inequality and civic engagement...

Civic participation Collective action Colombia
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