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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How football can build national unity and reduce interethnic conflict in Africa. Read more
Tax compliance in Africa: Citizens affirm paying taxes as a civic duty but lack trust in tax department. Read more
Are Malawians free to say what they think? Citizens increasingly cautious about exercising right to ‘free’ political speech. Read more
The autocratic trust bias: Surveys in less democratic countries show self-censorship on sensitive questions. Read more
Majority of Africans say corruption increased, believe ordinary people can make a difference. Read more
Round 7 summary of results (2017) for Malawi. Read more
Despite broad support for women’s equality and opportunities, women continue to trail men in political participation in Malawi. Read more
The most recent national elections in Malawi (2014) were highly contested, and the results were heavily disputed. Read more
What role do media freedom and election management autonomy play? Read more
Access to justice for all citizens has long been recognized as a cornerstone of democracy, good governance, and effective and equitable development. Read more

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