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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This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in Mali as revealed over the course of four Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 2001 and 2008. Read more
Popular Attitudes toward Democracy in Kenya: A Summary of Afrobarometer Indicators, 2003-2008 Read more
This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in Ghana as revealed over the course of four Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 1999 and 2008. Read more
This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in Senegal as revealed over the course of three Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 2002 and 2008 (Nov.-Dec. 2002, N=1200; Sep.-Oct. 2005, N=1200;... Read more
This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in Malawi as revealed over the course of four Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 1999 and 2008 (Nov.-Dec. 1999, N=1208; Apr.-May 2003, N=1200;... Read more
BP70: Are democratic citizens emerging in Africa?
It has been nearly two decades since many African countries embarked on democratic reforms, the focus of which has understandably been on the introduction and/or reintroduction of formal democratic institutions and processes such as constitutions and... Read more
Democracies are assumed to rely on an informed and active citizenry. Freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and access to a variety of independent media sources are therefore considered essential elements of democratic societies. The Afrobarometer has... Read more
In this Briefing Paper, we find that even with the significant growth that Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced over the past decade, as of 2008 lived poverty (or the extent to which people regularly go without basic necessities) is still extensive. It... Read more
Almost 20 years have passed since the Berlin Wall came down, an event that was followed in sub-Saharan Africa by pressures for political liberalization and by transitions to multiparty rule. The time is ripe, therefore, to assess the current state of... Read more

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