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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Direct Democracy And Local Public Goods: Evidence From A Field Experiment In Indonesia

    This paper presents an experiment in which 49 Indonesian villages were randomly assigned to choose development projects through either representative-based meetings or direct election-based plebiscites. Plebiscites resulted in dramatically higher satisfaction among villagers, increased knowledge about the project, greater perceived benefits, and higher reported willingness to contribute. Changing the political...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Direct Democracy And Local Public Goods: Evidence From A Field Experiment In Indonesia

    This paper presents an experiment in which 49 Indonesian villages were randomly assigned to choose development projects through either representative-based meetings or direct election-based plebiscites. Plebiscites resulted in dramatically higher satisfaction among villagers, increased knowledge about the project, greater perceived benefits, and higher reported willingness to contribute. Changing the political...

    Provided By American Political Science Association