Title
Civil war and political participation : evidence from Uganda Civil war and political participation : evidence from Uganda
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Publication type
article
Publication
Chicago, Ill. ,
Subject
Politics
Economics
Law
Source (journal)
Economic development and cultural change. - Chicago, Ill., 1952, currens
Volume/pages
64(2015) :1 , p. 113-141
ISSN
0013-0079
ISI
000361675000004
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
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https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/47815a/128310_2016_07_01.pdf
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