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    Citizenship narratives in the absence of good governance: voices of the working poor in Bangladesh

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2009
    The complex nature of the challenge posed by state–society relations to the realisation of citizenship rights in the poorer countries of the world reflects the incapacity or unwillingness on the part of the state to guarantee basic security of life and livelihoods to its citizens and its proneness to capture by powerful elites that perpetuate this state of affairs.
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    Deliberating democracy: scenes from a Brazilian municipal health council

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2007
    Brazil’s participatory policy councils may have gained less international attention than Participatory Budgeting. Yet the thousands of sectoral participatory policy councils that have come into being since the early 1990s, with their hundreds of thousands of civil society representatives, are as significant a democratic innovation.
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    Property tax experiment in Punjab, Pakistan

    International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2014
    Pakistan faces important policy challenges in improving service delivery and growth and development. Low levels of tax revenue act as a serious constraint to economic growth, provision of services and, more generally, to building an effective state. Pakistan does poorly on revenue collection, even when compared to other developing countries.
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    Forgiveness: unveiling an asset for peacebuilding

    Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2015
    Within the international community – international lawyers, human rights activists, officials of international organizations, and the staff of NGOs focused on peace-building – forgiveness is little understood, widely ignored, and often overshadowed by other activities thought to be more urgent.
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    Who’s asking? Interviewer coethnicity effects in African survey data

    Afrobarometer, 2015
    Face-to-face interviews constitute a social interaction between interviewer and respondent, yet research employing African survey data typically fails to account for the effect of shared ethnicity on survey responses.
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    Deliberate disengagement: How education decreases political participation in electoral authoritarian regimes

    Afrobarometer, 2015
    A large literature examining advanced and consolidating democracies suggests that education increases political participation. However, in electoral authoritarian regimes, educated voters may instead deliberately disengage.
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    On the primacy of weak public service provision in rural Africa: Malians redefine ‘state breakdown’ amidst 2012 political crisis

    Afrobarometer, 2015
    In 2012, Mali faced a dual state breakdown disrupting nearly 20 years of democratization – a coup and a secessionist insurgency. This paper provides the perspectives of rural Malians living on the border of state- and rebel-controlled territory. The main finding is that villagers defined “the crisis” as one of unmet need for public services and infrastructure.
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    Overcoming the Limits of Institutional Reform in Uganda

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2013
    This paper notes that Uganda has been a public sector reform leader in Africa. However, it underlines that many of the reforms have been limited to these kinds of gains – producing new institutional forms that function poorly and yield limited impacts.
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    Rethinking spatial inequalities in development: the primacy of politics and power relations

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2014
    This paper offers a political explanation to the problem of spatial inequality in developing countries, paying particular attention to the implications of patronage politics and inter-elite power relations for the spatial distribution of public goods.
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    Language of negotiation for Agreed Conclusions at the UN 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: a case study

    Elsevier, 2013
    The 57th Session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW57) was an international platform for state and regional representatives to present their outcome reports and resolutions, as well as to engage in dialogue sessions on the theme of the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.

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