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Current Issue: Fall 2014, Vol. 16, No. 2
Do Votes for Sale in Emerging Democracies Affect the Responsiveness of Government?
Many developing countries have adopted democratic governments in recent decades. However, there is an increasing perception that the shift has not always translated into better government. It has been suggested that voter patronage systems—in which politicians trade favours or gifts to individuals in exchange for their votes—may be an important barrier to creating governments that… More