The Birth of a Democracy: Homegrown Bicameralism in Somaliland
AbstractSomaliland has recently developed an unexpected democracy after seceding from chaos-ridden Somalia, while turning its port of Berbera into a success story, competing successfully with the long established ones in the Horn of Africa. A simple game-theoretic model is used to explain why the home-grown bicameral democratic system that emerged in Somaliland is a key factor in controlling violence and providing the required security along the transport infrastructure linking Berbera to neighboring landlocked Ethiopia. The model shows that redistributing some of the fiscal resources levied on this trade is necessary for sustaining this efficient political equilibrium.
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Volume (Year): 20 (2014)
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- Azam, Jean-Paul, 2013. "The Birth of a Democracy: Homegrown Bicameralism in Somaliland," IDEI Working Papers 779, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse.
- Azam, Jean-Paul, 2013. "The Birth of a Democracy: Homegrown Bicameralism in Somaliland," TSE Working Papers 13-406, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
- N77 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - Africa; Oceania
- O17 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
- O55 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
- P48 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Political Economy; Legal Institutions; Property Rights; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Regional Studies
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