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

14 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2013

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Paola Giuliano

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Nathan Nunn

Harvard University - Department of Economics

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Date Written: January 2013

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Giuliano, Paola and Nunn, Nathan, The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State (January 2013). NBER Working Paper No. w18722. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2202659

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