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Carolyn Logan

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Carolyn is the director of analysis at Afrobarometer

Biography

Carolyn Logan is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. She joined Afrobarometer in 2001 and the political science faculty in 2004, after receiving her PhD in international relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in 2002.

Carolyn’s research interests include democratization and political development in Africa, especially in East Africa, the Horn, and Somaliland. She is particularly interested in the role of “traditional” leaders and institutions in democratization, and in “citizen vs. subject” attitudes among African publics. Logan lived and worked in Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, Somaliland, and Somalia for nearly a decade before joining MSU and Afrobarometer.

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Dispatch
AD548: Message des citoyens africains aux chefs traditionnels : Privilégiez le développement et évitez la politique
8 Sep 2022
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AD548: African citizens’ message to traditional leaders: Stay in development, stay out of politics
8 Sep 2022
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AD544: Integrating states or integrating people? Kenyans have not heard much about the proposed East African Federation
23 Aug 2022
Policy paper
PP80: Rising concern, falling performance: Health-sector challenges evident before and after onset of COVID-19 pandemic
15 Jul 2022
Policy paper
PP80: Inquiétudes à la hausse, performances à la baisse: Difficultés du secteur santé évidentes avant et après le début de la pandémie COVID-19
14 Jul 2022
Dispatch
AD512 : Si les perceptions sont mauvaises, la réalité est pire : Les citoyens signalent une prédation répandue de la part des policiers africains
18 Mar 2022
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AD516: Des liens qui unissent ? Des signes d’unité et de division dans 34 pays africains
18 Apr 2022
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AD516: Ties that bind? Evidence of unity and division in 34 African countries
18 Apr 2022
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AD512: Perceptions are bad, reality is worse: Citizens report widespread predation by African police
18 Mar 2022
Dispatch
AD452: Access denied: Freedom of information in Africa falls short of public expectations
19 May 2021
Dispatch
AD443: African citizens’ message to traditional leaders: Stay in development, stay out of politics
22 Apr 2021
Policy paper
PP72: Who gets involved? Insights on civic engagement in Africa and implications for fostering volunteerism
11 Mar 2021
Dispatch
AD412: Des liens qui unissent? Des signes d’unité et de division dans 18 pays africains
17 Dec 2020
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AD412: Ties that bind? Evidence of both unity and division in 18 African countries
15 Dec 2020
Dispatch
AD386: Malians, though eager for change from failing state and economy, still demand democracy
24 Aug 2020
Policy paper
PP67: COVID-19 in Africa – Vulnerabilities and assets for an effective response
13 Aug 2020
Dispatch
AD334: Prerequisite for progress: Accessible, reliable power still in short supply across Africa
5 Dec 2019
Policy paper
PP61: Progrès et lacunes: Perceptions et expériences de la parité des genres en Afrique
11 Nov 2019
Policy paper
PP61: Gains and gaps: Perceptions and experiences of gender in Africa
11 Nov 2019
Policy paper
PP60: Change ahead: Experience and awareness of climate change in Africa
19 Aug 2019
Policy paper
PP55: Les libertés des Africains sont-elles en train de s’effriter?
23 Apr 2019
Policy paper
PP55: Are Africans’ freedoms slipping away?
23 Apr 2019
Dispatch
AD288: A la recherche d’opportunités: En Afrique, les jeunes et les instruits sont plus susceptibles de penser à émigrer
26 Mar 2019
Dispatch
AD288: In search of opportunity: Young and educated Africans most likely to consider moving abroad
26 Mar 2019
Policy paper
PP51: Faire le point: Priorités et appréciations des citoyens, trois ans après le debut des ODD
19 Nov 2018
Policy paper
PP51: Taking stock: Citizen priorities and assessments three years into the SDGs
19 Nov 2018
Dispatch
AD174: Malgré ses défis, le système judiciaire du Niger jouit d’un grand capital de confiance populaire
27 Nov 2017
Dispatch
AD174: Despite challenges, Niger’s court system enjoys high level of popular trust
27 Nov 2017
Dispatch
AD171: Popular distrust, perceptions of corruption mark Sierra Leone’s court system
21 Feb 2022
Dispatch
AD166: In Mali, citizens’ access to justice compromised by perceived bias, corruption, complexity
19 Oct 2017
Dispatch
AD147: Togo’s judicial system marked by popular distrust, perceptions of corruption
18 May 2017
Working paper
WP172: 800 languages and counting: Lessons from survey research across a linguistically diverse continent
12 May 2017
Dispatch
AD142: Building a legal system that citizens trust and use remains a challenge for post-conflict Côte d’Ivoire
12 May 2017
Dispatch
AD134: Though living a security nightmare, Burundians find less fault with formal court system
20 Mar 2017
Policy paper
PP39: L’ambition des ODD confronté à la réalité: La justice demeure inaccessible à beaucoup d’Africains
13 Mar 2017
Policy paper
PP39: Ambitious SDG goal confronts challenging realities: Access to justice is still elusive for many Africans
13 Mar 2017
Policy paper
PP26: The viability of political opposition in Africa: Popular views
27 Aug 2015
Working paper
WP135: Museveni and the 2011 Ugandan election: Did the money matter?
2 Sep 2011
Working paper
WP128: The roots of resilience: Exploring popular support for African traditional authorities
1 Mar 2011
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WP123: Democratizing the measurement of democratic quality: Public attitude data and the evaluation of African political regimes
2 Oct 2010
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WP110: Looking toward the future: Alternations in power and popular perspectives on democratic durability in Africa
1 Aug 2009
Working paper
WP108: The quality of democracy and governance in Africa: New results from Afrobarometer Round 4
1 May 2009
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WP94: Rejecting the disloyal opposition? The trust gap in mass attitudes toward ruling and opposition parties in Africa
2 Feb 2008
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WP93: Traditional leaders in modern Africa: Can democracy and the chief co-exist?
1 Feb 2008
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WP70: Kenyans and democracy: What do they really want from it anyway?
2 Apr 2007
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WP63: Voters but not yet citizens: The weak demand for vertical acountability in Africa’s unclaimed democracies
1 Sep 2006
Working paper
WP61: Citizens and the State in Africa: New results from Afrobarometer Round 3
2 May 2006
Working paper
WP58: The political gender gap in Africa: similar attitudes, different behaviors
1 Mar 2006
Policy paper
PP1: Après une décennie de croissance en Afrique, peu de changement de la pauvreté pour le peuple
1 Oct 2013
Policy paper
PP1: After a decade of growth in Africa, little change in poverty at the grassroots
1 Oct 2013
Policy paper
PP7: Les Africains disposés à payer leurs impôts se heurtent à des systèmes fiscaux opaques et corrompus
5 Mar 2014
Policy paper
PP7: Africa’s willing taxpayers thwarted by opaque tax systems, corruption
5 Mar 2014
Working paper
WP34: Afrobarometer Round 2: Compendium of results from a 15-country survey
3 Mar 2004
Working paper
WP33: A new dawn? Popular optimism in Kenya after the transition
2 Mar 2004
Working paper
WP27: Insiders and outsiders: Varying perceptions of democracy and governance in Uganda
4 Mar 2003
Working paper
WP11: The Afrobarometer Network Round 1: Compendium of comparative data from a 12-nation survey
16 Aug 2001
Dispatch
AD5: World AIDS Day: Most African governments win high marks for efforts to fight HIV/AIDS
1 Dec 2014
Dispatch
AD3: Developing Africa’s infrastructure: The rough road to better services
18 Nov 2014
Dispatch
AD1: Malawi’s 2014 Elections: Amid concerns about fairness, outcome is too close to call
1 Jun 2014