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  1. African citizens have very low levels of trust in how elections are run

    ... Penar is a researcher and PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, Michigan State University. Only one-third of ... More fundamentally, such barriers to competition and participation may weaken public perceptions that elections serve their intended ...

    Wairimu - 10/16/2016 - 20:15

  2. Will Africa’s most-regarded democracies meet their citizens’ expectations in 2016?

    ... “free” by Freedom House’s influential measure of political rights and civil liberties  (see Table 1). These countries not only ... since 2003.  Furthermore, the country ranks first on the “Participation and Human Rights” measure of the IIAG.  Despite these ...

    Wairimu - 09/12/2016 - 11:11

  3. PP34: Does less engaged mean less empowered? Political participation lags among African youth, especially women

    ... states encourage youth activism and ensure gender equity in political representation and participation (p. 6). Among responsibilities, the charter cites full ...

    Wairimu - 08/15/2016 - 14:49

  4. PP34: Moins d'engagement, moins d’autonomisation? La participation politique est à la traîne chez les jeunes d'Afrique

    ... entre les sexes dans la représentation politique et la participation (p. 6). Parmi les responsabilités, la charte cite la pleine participation à des devoirs civiques tels que le vote lors des élections et ...

    Wairimu - 08/13/2016 - 00:41

  5. Youth Day: Does less engaged mean less empowered? Political engagement lags among Africa’s youth

    Political participation Afrobarometer 12 Aug 2016 Political and civic engagement by African youth is declining and is ...

    Wairimu - 08/13/2016 - 00:42

  6. AD101: Youth political engagement in South Africa: Beyond student protests

    ... people see youth as the primary catalyst of activism and political change. ... On the other hand … a wide range of commentators ... survey indicate little change in levels of political participation among South African youth (aged 18-35 years) in general. While ...

    cshoy - 06/16/2016 - 11:10

  7. Majority of Swazi’s of the opinion that political parties are divisive and therefore unnecessary

    Democracy Political participation 25 May 2016 Two out of three Swazis were of the opinion that political parties were divisive and therefore  not necessary in Swaziland’s ...

    cshoy - 05/25/2016 - 17:25

  8. WP163: Liberation technology: Mobile phones and political mobilization in Africa

    ... information and communication technology (ICT) foster mass political mobilization? We use a novel geo-referenced dataset for the entire ... sources on the occurrence of protests and on individual participation in protests to bring this argument to empirical scrutiny. We ...

    Wairimu - 04/25/2016 - 13:32

  9. WP163: Liberation technology: Mobile phones and political mobilization in Africa

    ... information and communication technology (ICT) foster mass political mobilization? We use a novel geo-referenced dataset for the entire ... sources on the occurrence of protests and on individual participation in protests to bring this argument to empirical scrutiny. We ...

    Wairimu - 04/25/2016 - 13:59

  10. WP162: Language, education, and citizenship in Africa

    ... fragmentation may inhibit national cohesion and democratic participation. This article examines language competence of individuals in 10 ... it will ask how these factors relate to individuals’ political participation and democratic attitudes. Unsurprisingly, higher ...

    Wairimu - 03/30/2016 - 20:54

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