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Unformatted text preview: - i.e., whether it responds via relief expenditures or public food distribution? Analysis suggests that political participation & competition important to responsiveness Responsiveness increases with newspaper circulation- allows citizens to monitor incumbents current policy action- indicates whether they will be protected in the future Both democracy and the free Fow of information appear to be important in ensur-ing that politicians respond to the citizens needs Theoretical Framework The model links incumbents actions & reelection incentives by sup-posing that voters use observations about incumbent effort as infor-mation about the incumbents underlying type. Development Economics, LSE Summer School 2007 50...
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