Discussion paper

DP9304 The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State

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.

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Citation

Giuliano, P and N Nunn (eds) (2013), “DP9304 The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State”, CEPR Press Discussion Paper No. 9304. https://cepr.org/publications/dp9304