The historical roots of cooperative behavior-Evidence from eastern Congo

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dc.contributor.authorDe Juan, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorKoos, Carlo
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:20:28Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:20:28Z-
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0305750X
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/13466-
dc.description.abstractCooperative norms and behavior are considered to be essential requirements for sustainable stabilization and development in conflict-affected states. It is therefore particularly important to understand what factors explain their salience in contexts of war, violence and displacement. In this paper, we assess the role of historical political legacies. We argue that precolonial processes of nation-building have strengthened people's communal bonds to an imagined community, and that these bonds continue to positively impact present-day cooperative norms and behavior. We investigate this argument using the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as an empirical case. We combine historical information on the location and the main features of the precolonial Bushi Kingdom with original georeferenced survey data to investigate variation in cooperative norms within and outside of the boundaries of the precolonial ``nation.'' We exploit information on people's awareness of proverbs associated with the original foundation myths of the kingdom to assess the role of long-term norm persistence. We find evidence in line with our argument on the historical roots of cooperative behavior. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.description.sponsorshipGerman Research Foundation (DFG)German Research Foundation (DFG) [KO 5170/1-1]; We are grateful for helpful comments by Kristin Bakke, Nils Metternich and Katharina Holzinger as well as by two anonymous reviewers and the editor of World Development. Financial support from the German Research Foundation (DFG Grant KO 5170/1-1) is gratefully acknowledged.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
dc.relation.ispartofWORLD DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectAFRICA
dc.subjectBusiness & Economics
dc.subjectCAUSAL MECHANISMS
dc.subjectCONFLICT
dc.subjectCooperative norms
dc.subjectCREATION
dc.subjectCULTURE
dc.subjectDevelopment Studies
dc.subjectDRC
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectEVOLUTION
dc.subjectFIELD EXPERIMENT
dc.subjectLong-term effects
dc.subjectNation building
dc.subjectORIGINS
dc.subjectPOLITICAL-INSTITUTIONS
dc.subjectVIOLENCE
dc.titleThe historical roots of cooperative behavior-Evidence from eastern Congo
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.11.011
dc.identifier.isiISI:000457504700008
dc.description.volume116
dc.description.startpage100
dc.description.endpage112
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-1259-7495
dc.contributor.researcheridAAA-4399-2020
dc.contributor.researcheridAAD-7964-2020
dc.publisher.placeTHE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationWorld Dev.
crisitem.author.deptFB 01 - Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb01-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidDeAl304-
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