Journal Article
Clientelism and governance

THIS ARTICLE IS PART OF A FORTHCOMING JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE OF WORLD DEVELOPMENT | Unlike much of the growing literature on political clientelism, this short article contains mainly the author’s general reflections on the broad issues of governance (or mis-governance including corruption), democracy and state capacity that clientelism has an impact on.

It then analyses how its incidence changes with the process of development, and the kind of policy issues that it generates. Finally, the article suggests some research gaps in this literature.

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