Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2010

Abstract

It is widely accepted that governments are likelier to cater to majority needs. However, history has shown, time and again, that unhappy minorities are a force to be reckoned with. Inequality, on top of an absence of channels by which people may voice their needs and discontent, will motivate insurrections – especially if the dissenting minorities are concentrated within the country's capital city. According to a study conducted by assistant professors Do Quoc-Anh and Filipe Campante from SMU and Harvard University respectively, an "honest", accountable government may have just as much to do with geography as it does with leadership. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Disciplines

Law

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1310

Subject(s)

Law and Public Policy

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Law Commons

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