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The role of election competition in strengthening Pakistan’s fledgling local democracy

Liaqat, Asad, Callen, Michael, Cheema, Ali, Khan, Adnan Q., Naseer, Muhammad Farooq and Shapiro, Jacob N. (2017) The role of election competition in strengthening Pakistan’s fledgling local democracy. International Growth Centre Blog (16 Mar 2017). Website.

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Using results and original survey data from the November 2015 local government elections in the Sargodha District of rural Punjab, Pakistan, insights are offered into the institutional and organisational responses that can help strengthen local democracy. These results form part of a larger research project being conducted by the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), which examines how voters make choices broadly. It explores the relative weight voters give to party performance vs. candidates’ political and bureaucratic connections. It highlights the need for reporting, debate and a rule-based separation of functions and finances to strengthen local democracy in Pakistan.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 13:17
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:30

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