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Foreign Aid and Democratization in Africa
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Danielle Resnick In just a little over a month, policy makers will converge in Busan, South Korea for the fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness...

Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Government accountability
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Africa's Youth: A New Vanguard for Democracy?
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Danielle Resnick The victory of the opposition party, the Patriotic Front (PF), in Zambia’s presidential elections this month heralds a new era in that country’s democracy...

Democracy Unemployment Voting
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The Political Participation of Africa’s Youth: Turnout, Partisanship, and Protest

The youth have long represented an important constituency for electoral mobilization in Africa...

Democracy Unemployment Voting
Working Paper
Can a Populist Political Party Bear the Risk of Granting Complete Property Rights?: Electoral outcomes of Mexico’s second land reform

The Mexican land reform, one of the most sweeping in the world, proceeded in two steps: it granted peasants highly incomplete property rights on more than half of the Mexican territory starting in 1914, creating strong economic and political dependen...

Land tenure Political science Voting
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Are Electoral Coalitions Harmful for Democratic Consolidation in Africa?

Electoral coalitions are becoming increasingly popular among opposition parties in Africa because they offer many advantages with respect to reducing party fragmentation and increasing incumbent turnovers...

Political science Strategic planning Voting
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Political participation of Africa’s youth: Turnout, partisanship and protest

The youth have long represented an important constituency for electoral mobilization in Africa...

Democracy Unemployment Voting
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Populist Strategies in African Democracies

Drawing on insights from Latin America, this paper examines the factors that contributed to the use of populist strategies by political parties during recent presidential elections in Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia...

Economic development Political science Populism
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