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Study: Mali Voters Don't Know What to Expect From Politicians

Raising voter expectations may raise the price of buying a vote in a developing democracy. It's not a perfect solution to imperfect government. But it's one way to measure what happens when you teach voters what their elected officials are supposed to be doing. Politicians can get away with poor performance in a developing democracy like Mali because voters don't know what to expect from them, according to new research. Civics education can lead voters to demand more,...

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