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Working Paper
Voter coercion and pro-poor redistribution in rural Mexico

Voter coercion is a recurrent threat to pro-poor redistribution in young democracies. In this study we focus on Mexico’s paradigmatic Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera (POP) programme...

Voting Clientelism Conditional cash transfers
Stéphane Straub on voting corrupt politicians out of office? Evidence from a survey experiment in Paraguay

Stéphane Straub will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 13 November 2019. Abstract – Voting corrupt politicians out of office? Evidence from a survey experiment in Paraguay This paper challenges the conventional wisdom that giving...

13 November 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
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Working Paper
Campaign externalities, programmatic spending, and voting preferences in rural Mexico: The case of Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera programme

This study presents an analysis of the electoral impacts of one of the most prominent conditional cash transfers in the world: Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera (POP) programme...

Conditional cash transfers Information externalities Mexico
Working Paper
Competing cleavages in sub-Saharan Africa?: How economic distance affects ethnic bloc politics

Does economic standing cross-cut ethnicity in African electoral politics? In many countries in the region, ethnicity appears to be a major consideration in individuals’ political decision-making...

Equality and inequality Voting
Working Paper
Human capital inequality and electoral outcomes in South Africa

This paper examines the nature and evolution of horizontal and vertical human-capital inequality in South Africa since the end of apartheid...

Equality and inequality Human capital Voting
Journal Article
The Middle Class and Democratic Consolidation in Zambia

Part of Journal Special Issue The Political Economy of Africa's Emergent Middle Class

Democracy Voting
Journal Article
“No Bourgeoisie, No Democracy”? The Political Attitudes of the Kenyan Middle Class

Part of Journal Special Issue The Political Economy of Africa's Emergent Middle Class

Democracy Democratization Voting
Journal Article
Are Land Reforms Granting Complete Property Rights Politically Risky?: Electoral Outcomes of Mexico's Certification Program

Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property Rights

Land tenure Political science Voting
Journal Article
Income Inequality, Redistribution, and Poverty: Contrasting Rational Choice and Behavioral Perspectives

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics

Distribution Equality and inequality Income distribution
Africa’s Emerging Middle Class: What are the Implications for Development and Democracy?

11 December 2013 Danielle Resnick Economic transformation and social mobility are currently popular themes in the development community. Both themes are especially relevant to analyses of the small but growing middle class in sub-Saharan Africa...

Democracy Democratization Economic policy
From the Editor's Desk (December 2013)

10 December 2013 Tony Addison Our November-December Angle comes amid intense activity on our ReCom—Research and Communication on Foreign Aid—programme, which is drawing to a close...

Agriculture Aggregation operators Budget
Research Brief
Africa’s Democratic Trajectory: The Impact of Development Aid and Democracy Assistance

Development aid was effective in promoting democratic transitions during the 1990s in African countries beset by economic crisis domestic discontent, and a high dependency on aid...

Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Government accountability
From the Editor’s Desk (October 2013)

31 October 2013 Tony Addison October finds Angle in New York, for our event on ‘Fragility and Aid–What Works?’ at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN...

Agriculture Budget Children
Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid

Despite impressive economic growth rates over the last decade, foreign aid still plays a significant role in Africa's political economies...

Budget Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal Article
Continuity and Change in Senegalese Party Politics: Lessons from the 2012 elections

Senegal's 2012 presidential and legislative elections reaffirmed the country's longstanding reputation as one of Africa's most stable democracies...

Democratization Political science Voting
Journal Article
Do Electoral Coalitions Facilitate Democratic Consolidation in Africa?

I n a region where democratization has led to a proliferation of opposition parties, pre-electoral coalitions represent an obvious means by which to reduce excessive party fragmentation in Africa...

Democratization Political science Voting
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