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WP22: Mozambicans’ views of democracy and political reform: A comparative perspective

Joao Pereira, Yul Derek Davids and Robert Mattes 1 Nov 2002 Mozambique
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Mozambique’s first democratic multiparty election in 1994 was a national watershed, bringing an end to 17 years of political conflict, instability and civil war, and closing a chapter of over a century of authoritarian rule begun by Portuguese colonization. But what do ordinary Mozambicans think about wha has occurred since then? This report presents results from a recent nationally representative attitude survey that assesses the views of the country’s citizens toward the democratic ezperiment and sets them in a regional perspective by comparing them to identical questions from Afrobarometer survey across Southern Africa.

Joao Pereira

Joao Pereira lecturer and manager of the Democracy and Public Opinion Service at the Centre for Population Studies, Eduardo Mondlane University.

Yul Davids

Yul Derek Davids manages the data for the Southern Africa Democracy Barometer at Idasa.

Robert Mattes

Robert Mattes is a professor of government and public policy at the University of Strathclyde and a co-founder of Afrobarometer.