Co-ethnicity and democratic governance : an experiment with South African politicians

Abstract: A study among 1294 local politicians in South Africa involving fictitious constituents showed that politicians of all ethnic groups were more likely to respond to co-ethnic constituents and were much more likely to respond to a unifying than to a divisive issue.

Author(s): McClendon, Gwyneth

Source(s): , 34 p., ill., graphs, tabs

Published: 2011 Princeton university, Princeton, NJ (English

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Link: http://www.princeton.edu/~gmcclend/Research_files/McClendon_coethnicity.pdf

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