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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Across sub-Saharan Africa support for incumbent governments is significantly higher among rural residents than urbanites, although the magnitude of this difference varies across countries. In this paper I use public opinion data from the Afrobarometer... Read more
This paper examines local government performance from the perspective of users, with special attention to questions of responsiveness, representation and accountability. The results both confirm and challenge conventional wisdom. Read more
Much of the research on ethnicity, development and conflict implicitly assumes that ethnic groups act collectively in pursuit of their interests. Collective political action is typically facilitated by political parties able to make credible commitments... Read more
China ’s recent political and economic inroads into Africa have generated much excitement in the current literature, with scholars and policymakers endeavoring to assess the merits and risks implicit in this renewed engagement. Absent from the literature... Read more
Political tolerance and political perceptions are analytically in distinguishable in current literature. In reality, however, individual attitudes toward political corruption are complicated and contingent on myriad factors . This paper makes an... Read more
Briefing Paper No. 78: Situation socioéconomique des Burkinabè et performance du gouvernement Read more
L’objectif de ce bulletin est d’analyser les opinions des Burkinabé sur leurs conditions de vie et la situation économique actuelle du pays ainsi que sur la performance du gouvernement actuel. Read more
L'enquête Afrobaromètre de décembre 2008 a demandé à un échantillon représentatif de maliens âgés de 18 ans et plus comment ils percevaient la manière dont le Gouvernement répond à un certain nombre de préoccupations. Ce document d'information... Read more
This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in Zambia as revealed over the course of four Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 1999 and 2009 (Oct.-Nov. 1999, N=1198; May-June 2003, N=1198;... Read more

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