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  1. WP110: Looking toward the future: Alternations in power and popular perspectives on democratic durability in Africa

    ... Cho, Wonbin and Carolyn Logan Can democracy consolidate in electoral systems without power alternations? Using ... contests affect mass perceptions of the durability of democracy. Periodic alternation among power holders widens the pool of those ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:06

  2. WP131: The “Born Frees”: The prospects for generational change in post-apartheid South Africa

    ... new South African citizen. But as far as popular demand for democracy goes, the post-apartheid generation is less committed to democracy than their parents or grandparents. Rather than re-drawing the ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:05

  3. WP56: Poor people and democratic citizenship in Africa

    ... doubt on arguments about the socioeconomic preconditions for democracy. A democratic political regime has long been regarded as an attribute ... a micro-level. Are poor people any more or less attached to democracy than rich people? Are they any more or less likely to act as ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:06

  4. WP33: A new dawn? Popular optimism in Kenya after the transition

    ... of their government's performance, the quality of their democracy, and even the condition of the national economy, of any of the ... out as having one of the highest levels of commitment to democracy and democratic institutions, and their confidence in a more bountiful ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:06

  5. WP104: Do free elections foster capable governments? The democracy-governance connection in Africa

    ... between free elections and improved governance. But any democracy advantage is more apparent in relation to some dimensions governance ... It concludes that, as a rule of thumb for policy sequencing, democracy promotion need not await the prior establishment of a rule of law. ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:06

  6. WP9: Popular perceptions of good governance in Mali

    ... more than national politics. Malians thus attempt to adapt democracy to familiar cultural forms, focusing on communitarian goals such as ... political and economic competition. Thus, while support for democracy broadly defined is quite widespread, Malians show less inclination ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:06

  7. WP76: Optimism and poverty in Africa: Adaptation or a means to survival?

    ... in the labor market, better health, and support for democracy and markets. We compare these findings to new survey data for Africa, ... optimism is positively correlated with preference for democracy but not with preference for markets. Attitudinal traits may be more ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:06

  8. WP117: African perspectives on China-Africa: Gauging popular perceptions and their economic and political determinants

    ... (FDI) inflows, Sino-African trade, and African notions of democracy and human rights on African attitudes regarding ‘ China-in-Africa ... Africans who attach particular value to human rights and democracy are overall largely critical of the burgeoning Chinese presence ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:05

  9. WP91: 'Uncritical citizenship' in a ‘low-information’ society: Mozambicans in comparative perspective

    ... would allow citizens to make informed opinions about the way democracy functions. Data from the Afrobarometer demonstrates that relatively ... there exist high levels of satisfaction with the supply of democracy juxtaposed with low levels of demand for democracy. ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:06

  10. WP6: Uganda's Referendum 2000: The silent boycott

    ... donors, have developed alternatives to full blown multiparty democracy. ...

    Anonymous - 07/03/2015 - 11:06

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