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The Control of Politicians in Divided Societies: The Politics of Fear

Gerard Padro i Miquel

NBER Working Paper No. 12573
Issued in October 2006

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I wish to thank Daron Acemoglu, Abhijit Banerjee and Jim Snyder for encouragement and advice. I thank George-Marios Angeletos, Robert Bates, Kanchan Chandra, Jim Fearon, Drew Fudenberg and Ivan Werning for helpful conversations. For suggestions and comments I am grateful to Pol Antras, Raphael Auer, Sylvain Chassang, Erik Snowberg, Romain Wacziarg and several seminar participants at MIT, Harvard, Brown, Columbia, Yale, Stanford, NYU, Kellogg, UC Berkeley, Caltech, IIES, IAE, the NBER Summer Institute and the CIAR institutions meeting. All remaining errors are mine. I gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Fundacion Ramon Areces. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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