Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168216
Authors: 
Lechler, Marie
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2017: Alternative Geld- und Finanzarchitekturen - Session: Microeconomic Issues A19-V2
Abstract: 
We identify indirect and direct colonial rule as causal factors in shaping support for democracy by exploiting a within-country natural experiment in Namibia. Throughout the colonial era, northern Namibia was indirectly ruled through a system of appointed indigenous traditional elites whereas colonial authorities directly ruled southern Namibia. Using this spatial discontinuity, we find that individuals in indirectly ruled areas are less likely to support democracy and turnout at elections.
JEL: 
F54
N27
N47
P16
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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