DP9304 The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State
|Author(s):||Paola Giuliano, Nathan Nunn|
|Publication Date:||January 2013|
|Keyword(s):||democracy, historical persistence, local institutions|
|JEL(s):||N30, P0, Z1|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics, Economic History|
|Link to this Page:||www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=9304|
We provide evidence that a history of democracy at the local level is associated with contemporary democracy at the national level. Auxiliary estimates show that a tradition of local democracy is also associated with attitudes that favor democracy, with better quality institutions, and higher level of economic development.