A State is Born: Transport Infrastructure and Democracy in Somaliland

Azam, Jean-Paul (2010) A State is Born: Transport Infrastructure and Democracy in Somaliland. TSE Working Paper, n. 10-229, Toulouse

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Somaliland has recently developed an unexpected democracy after seceding from chaos-ridden Somalia, while turning its port of Berbera into a success story, competing successfully with the long established ones in the Horn of Africa. A simple game-theoretic model is used to explain why the home-grown democratic institutions that developed in Somaliland are a key factor in making Berbera a credible outlet for the external trade of neighboring landlocked Ethiopia. The model shows that redistributing some of the resources from this trade is a key condition for sustaining this efficient political equilibrium.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: September 2010
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 06:03
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 16:10
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:24311
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/3508

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