The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State
15 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2013
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.
Keywords: local institutions, historical persistence, democracy
JEL Classification: N30, P0, Z1
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