BP89: Local government in Kenya: Negative citizen perception and minimal engagement in local government affairs Local governance has been glorified as a panacea for development, with a number of authors highlighting its positive attributes in development. It is embedded in the decentralization debates, policies and programmes which have been sweeping across the... Read more
WP141: Pre-colonial political centralization and contemporary development in Uganda The effects of pre-colonial history on contemporary African development have become an important field of study within development economics in recent years. In particular Gennaioli and Rainer (2007) suggest that pre-colonial political centralization has... Read more
AD147: Togo’s judicial system marked by popular distrust, perceptions of corruption Popular distrust, perceptions of corruption mark country’s judicial system. Read more
AD137: Rejoining the AU, Moroccans bring decidedly mixed attitudes toward regional integration After 33-year absence, Moroccans bring decidedly mixed attitudes toward regional integration. Read more
PP32: Violent extremism in Africa: Public opinion from the Sahel, Lake Chad, and the Horn Over the past two decades, the threat posed by violent extremist groups that espouse fundamentalist religious narratives has grown substantially across Africa (Hallowanger, 2014). The colonial era and the undemocratic rule that characterized many post-... Read more
WP51: "Who votes in Africa? An examination of electoral turnout in 10 African countries The question "Who votes in the United States?" has been largely answered by the political science scholarship devoted to this subject. In contrast, the question "Who votes in Africa?" has yet to receive significant attention. Read more
WP3: Attitudes to democracy and markets in Nigeria Less than a year after the inauguration of a new democratic government, the attitudes of Nigerians towards democracy and markets were tested in a national sample survey conducted in early 2000. Read more
Lesotho Round 3 summary of results (2005) Summary of results from the Round 3 survey in Lesotho (2005). Read more
Sommaire des résultats de Round 5 enquête à Madagascar, 2013 Sommaire des résultats de Round 5 enquête à Madagascar, 2013 Read more
BP123: Governance and democracy attitudes in higher performing African countries Namibia is usually regarded as one of the best performing democracies in Africa.Using the Afrobarometer Round 5 survey, this paper compares public attitudes that are central to democratic life across high performing countries in Africa. Several important... Read more