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Party Campaign Strategies: Rallies, Canvassing and Handouts in Ghana

Political parties use different methods – such as holding rallies, door-to-door canvassing, and distributing gifts – to mobilize voters during election campaigns across Africa. But how do parties choose which approach to use in each constituency? We …

Payments to Party Brokers

How clientelist parties pay their brokers has important implications for party system institutionalization and the distribution of state resources. But existing literature is yet to systematically analyze brokers’ compensation. Using a panel survey …

Female Bureaucrats and Petty Corruption

This article reports on the effects of domestic election observers on electoral fraud and violence. Using an experimental research design and polling station data on fraud and violence during Ghana’s 2012 elections, it shows that observers reduced …