Publication
Title
Civil war and political participation : evidence from Uganda
Author
Abstract
We show that armed conflict in Uganda affects civic participation, measured by the frequency of political discussion and local meeting attendance. Relying on four rounds of nationally representative individual-level data on civic participation bracketing a large number of battle events, we find that civic participation increases in districts in which battle events took place. Evidence from a variety of identification strategies, including difference-in-difference and IV estimates, suggest that the relationship is causal. However, unlike previous studies, we find that experiencing violence does not affect formal electoral participation.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Economic development and cultural change. - Chicago, Ill., 1952, currens
Publication
Chicago, Ill. : 2015
ISSN
0013-0079
Volume/pages
64:1(2015), p. 113-141
ISI
000361675000004
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Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 11.11.2017
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