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

Paola Giuliano, Nathan Nunn

NBER Working Paper No. 18722
Issued in January 2013
NBER Program(s):   POL

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.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w18722

Published: Paola Giuliano & Nathan Nunn, 2013. "The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(3), pages 86-92, May. citation courtesy of

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