The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State
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Paper prepared for the 2013 ASSA meetings in San Diego, California. Session: “Culture, Institutions, and Historical Persistence”, with Azim Essaji presiding; Nico Voigtlaender and Joachim Voth, Paola Giuliano and Nathan Nunn, Marianna Belloc and Samuel Bowles presenting; and Gregory Clark, Marianna Belloc, and Quamrul Ashraf discussing. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.