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Votes and violence: evidence from a field experiment in Nigeria

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Following the wave of democratization during the 1990s, elections are now common in low-income societies. However, these elections are frequently flawed. We investigate the Nigerian general election of 2007, which is to date the largest election held in Africa and one seriously marred by violence. We designed and conducted a nationwide field experiment based on randomized anti-violence grassroots campaigning. We find direct effects on violence outcomes from exploring both subject-surveying an...

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Published
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Not peer reviewed
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Author's Original

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Development Economics
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics - Centre for the study of African Economies
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics - Centre for the study of African Economies
Series:
CSAE working paper seriesc
Publication date:
2008
URN:
uuid:2d8ffa44-e119-48b3-bb19-049f57834b28
Local pid:
ora:2549

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