The Role of Geography in Shaping Governance Performance

Governance has a spatial dimension due to spillovers and resource flows across juridical boundaries. This paper finds that governance in a given country—manifested most clearly through voice and accountability—exhibits a positive relationship with those in neighboring countries. Feedback mechanisms are traced in that any change in the income level of a country can affect its governance performance and also impact the governance scores of neighboring countries. This phenomenon is observed in the "Arab Spring," "Me Too," and "Black Lives Matter" cross-border movements

  • Introduction
  • Spatial Considerations on Governance
  • Measures of Spatial Autocorrelation
  • Defining Variables and Data Requirements
  • Results of Spatial Analysis
  • Conclusions

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