Publications

Welcome to the Afrobarometer publications section. For short, topical analyses, try our briefing papers (for survey rounds 1-5) and dispatches (starting with Round 6). For longer, more technical analyses of policy issues, check our policy papers. Our working papers are full-length analytical pieces developed for publication in academic journals or books. You can also search the entire publications database by keyword(s), language, country, and/or author.

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Do African citizens want real choices at the ballot box? And what do they see as the role of the opposition between elections? Read more
Fear of political violence, though real, is not the most important factor in the opposition’s declining fortunes. Read more
A dramatic dip in public trust in 2008 can be traced to perceptions of official corruption. Read more
Do Africans support the ICC’s efforts to fight impunity for those accused of gross human rights violations? Do they think the court is biased? Would they prefer a court led by the African Union? Kenya provides a case study. Read more
Burundians support women's rights in general, but not when it comes to land. Read more
If public services are available, why are citizens dissatisfied with the government's service delivery? Read more
Ghana’s efforts to explore and develop the country’s oil potential, spearheaded by the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC), culminated in the 2007 discovery of oil in commercial quantities offshore at Cape Three Points in the Western region. Three... Read more
The post-2015 sustainable development discourse has emphasized the need for a more inclusive and participatory policy framework projecting the voices of the people in policy-making and implementation processes. Some commentators have argued that while... Read more
Since its transition to electoral democracy in 1993, Lesotho has experienced a series of upheavals related to the electoral process. Election results were vehemently contested in 1998, when the ruling Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) won all but one... Read more

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