Type: Seminar

Traditional Leadership, Social Networks, and Collective Action in Northern Ghana

Speaker

Paul Atwell , 2018-2019 International Policy Center Research Scholar

Date & Time

Apr 1, 2019, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT

Traditional Leadership, Social Networks, and Collective Action in Northern GhanaAbstract: Under low state capacity, communities frequently cooperate to self-provide local public goods. Their capacity to solve these collective action problems is thought to depend on several factors, including the ability of grassroots authority figures, such as traditional leaders, to compel cooperation and the ability of ordinary community members to sanction and reward through social network ties.

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