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dc.contributor.authorJustino, Patricia
dc.coverage.spatialIndiaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-30T15:52:11Z
dc.date.available2014-07-30T15:52:11Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationJustino, P. (2011) Carrot or stick? : redistributive transfers versus policing in contexts of civil unrest. Working paper series, 382. Brighton: IDS.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/4239
dc.description.abstractRecurrent episodes of civil unrest significantly reduce the potential for economic growth and poverty reduction. Yet the economics literature offers little understanding of what triggers civil unrest in society and how to prevent it. This paper provides a theoretical analysis in a dynamic setting of the merits of redistributive transfers in preventing the onset of (and reducing) civil unrest and compare it with policies of more direct intervention such as the use of police. We present empirical evidence for a panel of Indian states, where conflict, transfers and policing are treated as endogenous variables. Our empirical results show, in the medium-term, redistributive transfers are both a more successful and cost-effective means to reduce civil unrest. Policing is at best a short-term strategy. In the longer term, it may trigger further social discontent. Keywords: transfers; policing; conflict; unrest, India; panel data.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherIDSen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS working papers;382
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectFinanceen_GB
dc.subjectGovernanceen_GB
dc.subjectSecurity and Conflicten_GB
dc.titleCarrot or stick? : redistributive transfers versus policing in contexts of civil unresten_GB
dc.typeIDS Working Paperen_GB
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen_GB


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