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  1. WP71: A vicious circle of corruption and mistrust in institutions in sub-Saharan Africa: A micro-level analysis

    ... variable effects on patterns of partisanship. In sum, recent elections in Malawi follow a “regional census” pattern: where in the ...

    lulu - 07/20/2018 - 14:13

  2. WP107: Cross-cutting cleavages and ethnic voting: An experimental study of cousinage in Mali

    Working papers 2009 107 Dunning, Thad and Lauren Harrison Social scientists often attribute moderation of the political salience of ethnicity, in ethnically diverse societies, to the presence of...

    lulu - 04/11/2018 - 15:21

  3. WP84: Quality of elections, satisfaction with democracy, and political trust in Africa

    ... 84 Alemika, Etannibi Elections are a means for realising some of the core values of democracy, ... on the part of elected officials. The quality of elections therefore provides an indicator of the extent to which democratic ...

    lulu - 11/20/2015 - 14:37

  4. PP15: Who says elections in Ghana are ‘free and fair’?

    ... 15 Parku, Sharon Since 2000, elections in Ghana have been lauded by observers both internally and externally ...

    Anonymous - 10/14/2015 - 14:59

  5. AD1: Malawi’s 2014 Elections: Amid concerns about fairness, outcome is too close to call

    Dispatches 2014 1 Logan, Carolyn, Michael Bratton and Boniface Dulani Malawians will go to the polls on 20 May 2014 to select their next leaders. In an Afrobarometer poll conducted 6 to 8 weeks...

    Anonymous - 10/14/2015 - 14:56

  6. WP55: Free and fair or fraudulent and forged: Elections and legitimacy in Africa

    ... 55 Moehler, Devra C. 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 ...

    lulu - 05/26/2015 - 17:50

  7. WP103: Tribalism as a minimax-regret strategy: Evidence from voting in the 2007 Kenyan elections

    ... conducted two weeks before the 2007 Kenyan presidential elections to evaluate the primary motivation for voting. We analyze voter ... using actual data on voter turnout in the December 2007 elections. Our results offer credence to the minimax regret model as proposed ...

    lulu - 05/26/2015 - 13:59

  8. WP104: Do free elections foster capable governments? The democracy-governance connection in Africa

    ... data. The results show an elective affinity between free elections and improved governance. But any democracy advantage is more apparent ... some dimensions governance than others. For example, while elections apparently boost the rule of law and control of corruption, they also ...

    lulu - 05/26/2015 - 13:58

  9. WP106: Is clientelism at work in African elections? A study of voting behavior in Kenya and Zambia

    Working papers 2009 106 Young, Daniel In this study I challenge the notion that personalism and clientelism structure voting behavior in Africa. Using a unique combination of data sources - survey...

    lulu - 05/26/2015 - 13:55

  10. AD11: Nigeria heads for closest election on record

    ... legislators to four-year terms, followed two weeks later by elections for many governors and state assemblies. The presidential election ... In an Afrobarometer survey conducted two months before the elections, we find a highly competitive political field, with much uncertainty ...

    Anonymous - 10/14/2015 - 14:57

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