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  1. WP80: Political rights versus public goods: Uncovering the determinants of satisfaction

    ... in the provision of public goods and the extent of political representation. Our paper shows how this trade-off plays out in ... such issues as ethnic fractionalization, electoral systems, political institutions and economic development. ...

    lulu - 05/26/2015 - 17:07

  2. WP83: Ethnicity as a political cleavage

    ... This paper examines the significance of ethnicity as a political cleavage across African nations over time. While scholars have ... measures show variation in the salience of ethnicity as a political cleavage across African countries over time. ...

    lulu - 05/26/2015 - 14:57

  3. WP82: Democracy without people: Political institutions and citizenship in the New South Africa

    Working papers 2007 82 Mattes, Robert South Africa is widely seen as a leading, if not paradigmatic, success story of the Third Wave of Democracy. This success is just as widely attributed to the...

    lulu - 05/26/2015 - 14:59

  4. WP4: Democracy and economy in Uganda: A public opinion perspective

    ... country has achieved differential forms of success in the political and economic spheres, and that it faces different challenges in each. ... considerable progress has been made in mobilizing mass participation, but political competition has yet to be adequately guaranteed. ...

    lulu - 05/28/2015 - 19:30

  5. WP87: Young and old in sub-Saharan Africa: Who are the real democrats?

    ... young would be among those at the forefront of movements for political liberalization. To what extent does this assumption hold true? Do the ... behaviours, evaluations of government performance, political participation and other factors that help us understand the orientation of ...

    lulu - 05/26/2015 - 14:53

  6. WP12: Democracy and national governance in Zimbabwe: A country survey report

    ... come from and how far it can be sustained. Lack of space for participation in public affairs has left citizens with fatalistic attitudes ... the public to claim their citizenship rights through political participation. ...

    lulu - 05/28/2015 - 19:11

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

    ... Africa By most standards, South Africa’s new political system qualifies as a genuine democracy. But a constitution, ... poorly in terms of their level of political interest and participation. Moreover, focusing on the socio-economic improvements they ...

    lulu - 05/28/2015 - 19:19

  8. WP7: Public opinion and the consolidation of democracy in Southern Africa

    ... time, Southern Africans display relatively low levels of political interest and participation relative to those in other regions, and feel that they do not ...

    lulu - 05/29/2015 - 17:48

  9. WP68: Identity, institutions and democracy in Nigeria

    ... group motives. It is also commonly asserted that Nigerian political behavior is driven by ethnic solidarities. Ethnic political parties, ... shape attitudes toward democracy or modes of political participation. These findings suggest that democratic politics can play an ...

    lulu - 05/26/2015 - 17:25

  10. WP14: Public attitudes toward democracy, governance, and economic development in Botswana

    ... or civic affairs, yet they can generally identify their political leaders. Interestingly, most Batswana indicate that their personal ... Batswana are generally content, problems of political participation and economic distribution still need attention. ...

    lulu - 05/28/2015 - 19:02

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