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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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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Sub department:
CSAE
Research group:
Development Economics
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Sub department:
CSAE
Role:
Author
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CSAE working paper seriesc
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http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/workingpapers/main-wps.html
Publication date:
2008-01-01
Language:
English
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2009-01-23

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