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Ethnic or Political Fractionalisation? A District Level Analysis of the Provision of Public Goods in Sri Lanka

Cooray, Arusha


This study investigates the influence of ethnic and political fractionalisation on the provision of public goods at a district level in Sri Lanka. Evidence shows that political fractionalisation has a greater negative impact on the provision of public goods compared with ethnic fractionalisation. Similarly, political polarisation has a greater negative effect on the provision of public goods compared with ethnic polarisation. The interaction between ethnic and political measures suggests that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Growth and Change
DOI: 10.1111/grow.12060


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