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Are Nigerian lawmakers incentivised to direct public resources to their voters?

Demarest, Leila (2021) Are Nigerian lawmakers incentivised to direct public resources to their voters? Africa at LSE (27 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Political parties in Africa are known to forge clientelist rather than programmatic ties to voters, but this does not necessarily mean that parties reward strong ties with local constituents. Research in Nigeria suggests that lawmakers seeking to advance their political careers are incentivised to direct public resources to senior party elites, starving needed development funds in favour of advancing private interests.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2021 12:54
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 12:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111978

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