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Just Rewards? Local Politics and Public Resource Allocation in South India

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2211
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A. World Bank Economic Review
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Besley, Timothy
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Pande, Rohini
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Rao, Vijayendra
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2013-12-04T17:04:36Z
dc.date.available
2013-12-04T17:04:36Z
dc.date.issued
2012-06-01
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What factors determine the nature of political opportunism in local government in South India? To answer this question, we study two types of policy decisions that have been delegated to local politicians—beneficiary selection for transfer programs and the allocation of within-village public goods. Our data on village councils in South India show that, relative to other citizens, elected councillors are more likely to be selected as beneficiaries of a large transfer program. The chief councillor's village also obtains more public goods, relative to other villages. These findings can be interpreted using a simple model of the logic of political incentives in the context that we study.
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World Bank Economic Review
dc.identifier.issn
1564-698X
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/16349
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Oxford University Press for the World Bank
dc.rights
CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
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beneficiaries
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consultation
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democracy
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Democratization
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Economic Policy
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electoral process
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figures
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flexibility
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Good Government
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interviews
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local government
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Participatory Democracy
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PRA
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Reconstruction
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Rural Development
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self-interest
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service delivery
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village
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village meetings
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villages
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Just Rewards? Local Politics and Public Resource Allocation in South India
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Journal Article
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2013-12-04
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Journal Article
okr.globalpractice
Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Governance
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Governance
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yes
okr.journal.nbpages
191-216
okr.language.supported
en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative
South Asia
okr.region.country
India
okr.theme
Public sector governance :: Other accountability/anti-corruption
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Communities and Human Settlements :: Peri-Urban Communities
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Governance :: Local Government
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Public Sector Development
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Social Development :: Social Accountability
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Urban Development :: Rural Urban Linkages
okr.unit
Development Research Group; South Asia Rural Development Unit
okr.volume
26(2)

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