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  1. WP39: Political institutions and satisfaction with democracy in sub-Saharan Africa

    ... Do political institutions affect citizens' satisfaction with democracy? Using cross-sectional Afrobarometer survey data on attitudes toward democracy for 10 sub-Saharan African countries together with country-level data ...

    lulu - 05/26/2015 - 18:37

  2. WP47: Democracy without democrats? Results from the 2003 Afrobarometer survey in Namibia

    ... Afrobarometer Round 2, this report finds that, even though democracy is yet to become consolidated at the attitudinal level, Namibia appears to be a "democracy without democrats." Among the key findings supporting this ... a slight majority of Namibians have a clear preference for democracy. A substantial number of Namibian citizens are supportive of possible ...

    lulu - 05/26/2015 - 18:19

  3. WP31: Learning about democracy in Africa: Awareness, performance, and experience

    ... In contrast, we argue that Africans form attitudes to democracy based upon what they learn about what it is and what it does. We test ... and cultural theories to explain citizens' demand for democracy (legitimation) and the perceived supply of democracy (institutionalization). We provide evidence of learning from three ...

    lulu - 05/26/2015 - 18:57

  4. BP18: Sustained support for democracy in Ghana

    Briefing papers 2005 18 Afrobarometer Nearly 13 years ago, Ghana embarked on a peaceful transition to democratic governance. Popular enthusiasm and participation in highly competitive multiparty...

    lulu - 01/15/2016 - 15:42

  5. Save Afrobarometer: Why African opinion polls are so important

    ... General Originally posted on Democracy in Africa. Article by Nic Cheeseman. In the last twenty ... researchers and civil society activists, but also to democracy in Africa more generally. Why public opinion data matters ...

    Wairimu - 09/19/2016 - 20:33

  6. WP8: Views of democracy in South Africa and the region: Trends and comparisons

    ... South Africa’s new political system qualifies as a genuine democracy. But a constitution, relatively well run elections, and stable, ... sustain and defend democratic practices as a consolidated democracy requires? The evidence from a national public opinion survey ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:06

  7. WP13: Citizen perceptions of democracy, governance, and political crisis in Lesotho

    ... Almost half the sampled population were unable to define democracy, a figure higher than in any other southern African country. Roughly half did not support democracy, and only slightly over half felt that the recent election was ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:06

  8. WP16: Grant public opinion and the consolidation of democracy in Malawi

    ... an important effect on people’s views. Understandings of democracy still seem to be somewhat vague, and many Malawians think they are getting as much from democracy as they can expect. Although a majority prefer democratic to ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:06

  9. WP46: Ten years of democracy in Malawi: Are Malawians getting what they voted for?

    ... 2003. The results suggest that there is a high demand for democracy in Malawi, but also that Malawians are being supplied with less democracy than they want. They prefer democracy to any other form of government ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:06

  10. WP64: Crime and support for democracy: Revisiting modernization theory

    ... perceptions of crime influence citizens’ attitudes toward democracy. Analysis of four countries (Chile, Nicaragua, Nigeria, and Malawi) ... variable in predicting support for and satisfaction with democracy. This finding is important because the consolidation of democracy is ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:06

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