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Jean Lacroix (Université libre de Bruxelles)

Mardi 10 mars 2020, 11 heures, salle Maurice Desplas

"Ballots instead of Bullets? The effect of the Voting Rights Act on political violence"

Abstract :
The extension of voting rights epitomizes the construction of modern democracies. This paper empirically investigates the effect of such an enfranchisement on political violence in the context of the US Voting Rights Act (VRA - 1965). The Act forbade discrimination in voting.Its coverage formula generated both geographic and temporal local discontinuities in its application.
The empirical strategy takes advantage of these features by comparing the evolution of political violence in ...
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