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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Does proportional representation encourage citizen protests? Evidence from Africa. Read more
Why do so many crime victims in Africa not report to the police? It’s less about trust and more about access. Read more
WP179: Electricity provision and tax mobilization in Africa
How reliable electricity in Africa could jump-start tax compliance – and pay for itself. Read more
WP178: Viewing society from space: Image-based sociocultural prediction models
Using satellite images to predict people’s attitudes about the economy, security, leadership, and social involvement: Evidence from Botswana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Read more
How football can build national unity and reduce interethnic conflict in Africa. Read more
The autocratic trust bias: Surveys in less democratic countries show self-censorship on sensitive questions. Read more
Disrupted schooling leaves Liberian generation low on job prospects and democratic faith Read more
How Ebola decreased political participation: Evidence from Sierra Leone. Read more
Looking beyond theories, evidence points to poverty, relative deprivation, frustration with government, and social mobilization. Read more
Lessons from survey research across a linguistically diverse continent. Read more

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