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The autocratic trust bias: Surveys in less democratic countries show self-censorship on sensitive questions. Read more
Disrupted schooling leaves Liberian generation low on job prospects and democratic faith Read more
How Ebola decreased political participation: Evidence from Sierra Leone. Read more
Lessons from survey research across a linguistically diverse continent. Read more
WP171: Do electoral handouts affect voting behavior?
Evidence from five African countries shows little to no effect on voter turnout or vote shares. Read more
What role do media freedom and election management autonomy play? Read more
How indirect colonial rule shaped the political salience of ethnicity in Namibia. Read more
Comment « corriger » les évaluations subjectives du niveau de démocratie en Afrique? Read more
Does personal experience of bribery explain protest participation in Africa? Read more
Ethnic diversity is generally associated with less social capital and lower levels of trust. However, most empirical evidence for this relationship is focused on generalized trust, rather than more theoretically appropriate measures of group-based trust. Read more