Papers I liked

All strike me as important new papers in the political economy of development (and also conflict).

  1. Democracy reduces ethnic favoritism in Kenya
  2. The nondemocratic hangover faced by new democracies: local officials
  3. A theory of warfare using network analysis (applied to the “Great War of Africa”)
  4. Poverty rises crime rates in India (you’d be surprised how little prior evidence there is for this claim)
  5. Is political power centralized and personalized in Africa? The “no” argument

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