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 from the Round 3 survey in Uganda (2005). Read more
Summary of results from the Round 3 survey in Lesotho (2005). Read more
WP27: Insiders and outsiders: Varying perceptions of semocracy and governance in Uganda
The results of a second Afrobarometer survey in Uganda, conducted in August-September 2002, reveal that Ugandans continue to display a considerable degree of satisfaction with both their political and economic systems. Read more
Africans live in a globalized world. But are they aware of the United Nations and other international organizations? If so, how do they evaluate the performance of these organizations? Read more
Africans value freedom of speech. In Afrobarometer surveys in a dozen African countries, people say that democracy requires that citizens are able to criticize the performance of governments. It seems reasonable to suppose that the liberty of... Read more
How has the standing of South Africa’s political parties changed, especially in response to recent turmoil within regional party systems? Read more
South Africans embarked on majoritarian, multiparty politics in 1994 facing a host of complex issues, including high expectations from the newly enfranchised black majority, and fears of what these changes would bring among many in the white minority.... Read more
How does poverty shape the prospects for consolidating democratic government? Read more
Conventional views of African politics imply that Africans arrive at political opinions largely on the basis of either their position in the social structure or enduring cultural values. Read more
WP30: Development as freedom: A virtuous circle
Since its emergence from a brutal, 17-year civil war, Mozambique's process of political reform has faced a number of challenges. The first has been to empower ordinary Mozambicans by allowing them to participate in a democratic system and enabling... Read more

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