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Le vote éthique, une réponse efficace aux conflits ethniques ?. Le cas de l'Éthiopie


  • Marie-Anne Valfort


In this article, we aim at understanding whether, in multi-ethnic democracies potentially torn apart by ethnic conflicts, crucial ethical concerns like aversion towards inter-ethnic inequality may significantly lower citizens’ temptation to vote for their ethnic party (promoting the interest of their ethnic group at the cost of others) rather than for a nationwide party (promoting a fair treatment of various ethnic groups). For that purpose, we analyse data that we collected in May 2004 among 331 students from Addis Ababa University. Our results yield reasons both for pessimism and optimism. Classification JEL : D02, D63, D64, D72, H77, N47

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  • Marie-Anne Valfort, 2007. "Le vote éthique, une réponse efficace aux conflits ethniques ?. Le cas de l'Éthiopie," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 58(3), pages 757-766.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_583_0757

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    JEL classification:

    • D02 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Institutions: Design, Formation, Operations, and Impact
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy; Intergenerational Transfers
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
    • N47 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Africa; Oceania


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