Political Clientelism and Government Accountability in West Bengal: Theory and Evidence (IGC Policy Brief)

Abstract

A project examining clientalism and accountability in West Bengal is outlined. Clientelism refers to strategic transfers made by political parties and governments to poor and disadvantaged groups as a means of securing their votes, in an effort to consolidate political power.

Citation

Pranab Bardhan; Dilip Mookherjee. Political Clientelism and Government Accountability in West Bengal: Theory and Evidence (IGC Policy Brief). International Growth Centre (IGC), London, UK (2010) 2 pp. [IGC Policy Brief 2010-12-002]

Political Clientelism and Government Accountability in West Bengal: Theory and Evidence (IGC Policy Brief)

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