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Foreign Aid and Government Legitimacy

Dietrich, Simone and Winters, Matthew S (2015) 'Foreign Aid and Government Legitimacy.' Journal of Experimental Political Science, 2 (2). 164 - 171. ISSN 2052-2630

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Abstract

<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Branding of foreign aid may undermine government legitimacy in developing countries when citizens see social services being provided by external actors. We run a survey experiment on a sample of Indian respondents. All subjects learn about an HIV/AIDS program; treated subjects learn that it was foreign-funded. We find null results that, along with existing results in the literature obtained from observational data, call into question the view that foreign-funded service delivery interferes with the development of a fiscal contract between the state and its citizens.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 09:59
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 09:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18259

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