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How Is Power Shared In Africa?
This paper presents new evidence on the power sharing layout of national political elites in a panel of African countries, most of them autocracies. We present a model of coalition formation across ethnic groups and structurally estimate it employing data on the ethnicity of cabinet ministers since independence. As opposed to the view of a single ethnic elite monolithically controlling power, we show that African ruling coalitions are large and that political power is allocated proportionallydoi:10.3386/w18425 fatcat:5mkvwxuqmrbm7bpqdmwp5lw3hi