Media Development and Political Stability: An Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa

Journal of Developing Areas, Forthcoming

Posted: 17 Sep 2012

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This paper takes a holistic look at the media sector and establishes that press freedom along with reach reduces political instability. Greater reach of media furthers the cause of a free press. It generates an informed populace and increases government responsiveness. The hypothesis is supported by multiple econometric specifications and the results remain robust.

Keywords: media freedom, press freedom, political stability, Sub Saharan Africa, institutions

Suggested Citation

Roy, Sanjukta, Media Development and Political Stability: An Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa (2012). Journal of Developing Areas, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2147653

Sanjukta Roy (Contact Author)

World Bank ( email )

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Washington, DC 20433
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