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On March 7, 2012 tens of thousands of demonstrators in 32 towns and cities across South Africa marched in protest over new tolls on roads. From the “rolling mass action” of the 1980s to the service delivery demonstrations of the 1990s and 2000s, South... Read more
BP101: Public perceptions of Uganda's economy: In crisis?
After many years of crisis in the 1970s and 1980s, reforms to the Ugandan economy ensured that it gained a reputation for slow but steady growth, macroeconomic stability, and sound economic fundamentals. Since 2000 Uganda’s per capita GDP growth has... Read more
Ideally, a country’s constitution is that society’s contract with its citizens and should be an expression of the aspirations and values of the people. Zimbabwe’s constitution has a chequered history. It was crafted in London in 1979 as an elite... Read more
Zimbabwe has experienced many economic and political problems in recent years. The unemployment rate is estimated to be close to 90% and the country officially abandoned its currency in 2009. Under such conditions all services including health care... Read more
This discussion explores some specific ways in which Afrobarometer data can contribute to policy-making and implementation processes. Although it cannot and should not be the only factor that determines policy outcomes, even in a democracy, information... Read more
At the end of 2010, Zimbabwean citizens remained broadly supportive of power sharing as an antidote to political crisis. But they were increasingly critical of the halting performance of their country’s coalition government. Read more
Do minority ethnic groups feel more victimized than the majority? Is psychological fear of crime influenced by race, gender, social class, prior victimisation or some other factors? Finally, what role, if any, does media exposure play in fear of crime... Read more
La Décentralisation a été un des modes opératoires de mise en œuvre de la Gouvernance locale, en particulier de la « bonne gouvernance locale » tant prônée par les Institutions internationales. Cette décentralisation a consisté à donner le pouvoir à des... Read more
BP94: La gouvernance politique au Sénégal
La théorie de la démocratie a ceci d’important qu’elle ne manque jamais de mettre le doigt sur les distorsions et les apories que posent la pratique et la théorie démocratiques. On retrouve les traces d’une telle préoccupation dès l’aube de la réflexion... Read more
Over the past twenty years, approaches to development in Africa have undergone a fundamental change. Practitioners no longer regard development as a largely technical exercise. Economic growth and social wellbeing are now rarely seen as simple matters... Read more

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