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Civil War and Political Participation: Evidence from Uganda

Giacomo De Luca () and Marijke Verpoorten ()

Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2015, vol. 64, issue 1, 113 - 141

Abstract: We show that armed conflict in Uganda affects civic participation, measured by the frequency of political discussion and local meeting attendance. Relying on four rounds of nationally representative individual-level data on civic participation bracketing a large number of battle events, we find that civic participation increases in districts in which battle events took place. Evidence from a variety of identification strategies, including difference-in-difference and IV estimates, suggest that the relationship is causal. However, unlike previous studies, we find that experiencing violence does not affect formal electoral participation.

Date: 2015
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