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Politicians, patrons, and the people: influences on targeted government redistribution in Pakistan

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Powerful individuals often influence the delivery of government services for their own purposes. Officials may prefer inherently to direct assistance to their own relatives and social contacts (nepotistic preferences). Alternatively, they may use government services strategically in exchange for favors (patronage) or to gain voter support (clientelism). Most existing literature examines these three phenomena separately, or does not distinguish the motivations for politicians’ influence on dis...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Social Sciences Division - Economics

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Katherine Helen Anne Vyborny
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:02cc7e41-f2dd-4fb3-8758-96f61db92801
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ora:10565
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English
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