Publications

Introduction

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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Afrobarometer surveys in 36 African countries offer some encouraging news: Most Africans feel at least “somewhat free” to join any political group they want. But only 21 of 36 countries have majorities who feel “completely free,” and some countries have... Read more
Citizens favour renewable energy even if it means higher electricity bills. Read more
PP36: Do Africans still want democracy?
Democratic consolidation in Africa: recent setbacks, long-term gains. Read more
A report by South Africa’s Public Protector has triggered the latest scandal involving President Jacob Zuma and other state officials, who are accused of improper and unethical conduct in the awarding of state contracts. The report was released as the... Read more
Based on survey responses in late 2014, Kenyans offering positive assessments of economic conditions are still a minority – but a growing minority. Read more
How tolerant are Zimbabweans? Afrobarometer Round 6 survey findings may serve as a baseline for efforts aimed at bringing people together and fostering a culture of tolerance where diversity is celebrated. Read more
How indirect colonial rule shaped the political salience of ethnicity in Namibia. Read more
AD123: ‘Neither good nor bad’: São Toméans critical but optimistic about economic performance
São Toméans critical but optimistic about economic performance. Read more
AD122: China’s growing presence in Africa wins largely positive popular reviews
In the eyes of Africans, China rivals the United States in influence and popularity as a development model, according to a new Afrobarometer report released on World Development Information Day. Read more
Approaching presidential transition, Liberians supportive and critical of their democracy. Read more

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