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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Summary of results for the Round 3 survey in Nigeria (2005). Read more
Summary of results for the Round 3 survey in Zambia. Read more
Summary of results from the Round 3 survey in Mozambique (2005). Read more
A summary of the Round 3 survey results in Malawi (2005). Read more
A summary of results from the Round 3 survey in South Africa (2004). Read more
A summary of the Round 3 survey results in Ghana (2005). Read more
Botswana Round 3 (2005) Summary of results. Read more
Nearly 13 years ago, Ghana embarked on a peaceful transition to democratic governance. Popular enthusiasm and participation in highly competitive multiparty elections have since sustained that process. Read more
Recent political transitions around the world have cast doubt on arguments about the socioeconomic preconditions for democracy. A democratic political regime has long been regarded as an attribute of high-income, industrialized economies. Read more
Elections are thought to bolster legitimacy by providing fair mechanisms for selecting leaders. In Africa, where competitive elections are often unfamiliar and imperfect, losers express much less support for their political institutions than do winners. Read more

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