Simplice A, Asongu (2011): Law, democracy and the quality of government in Africa.
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This paper examines the big questions of African comparative politics. It assesses the interaction of three crucial components in the development of the continent: law, democracy and quality of government. Political regimes of democracy, polity and autocracy are instrumented with income-levels, legal-origins, religious-dominations and press-freedom levels to account for government quality dynamics of corruption-control, government-effectiveness, voice and accountability, political-stability, regulation quality and rule of law. Findings indicate democracy has an edge over autocracy while the later and polity overlap. A democracy that takes into account only the voice of the majority is better in government quality than autocracy, while a democracy that takes into account the voice of the minority (polity) is worse in government quality than autocracy. As a policy implication, democracy once initiated should be accelerated to edge the appeals of authoritarian regimes and reap the benefits of time and level hypotheses.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Law, democracy and the quality of government in Africa|
|Keywords:||Law; Politics; Democracy; Government Policy; Development|
|Subjects:||P - Economic Systems > P4 - Other Economic Systems > P43 - Public Economics ; Financial Economics
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General
K - Law and Economics > K0 - General > K00 - General
P - Economic Systems > P1 - Capitalist Systems > P16 - Political Economy
P - Economic Systems > P5 - Comparative Economic Systems > P50 - General
|Depositing User:||Simplice Anutechia Asongu|
|Date Deposited:||20. Dec 2011 21:32|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 02:03|
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