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A summary of results for the Round 4.5.2 pre-election survey in Uganda (2011). Read more
A summary of the Round 5 survey results in South Africa (2011). Read more
A summary of the Round 5 survey results in Kenya (2011). Read more
Summary of results for the Round 5 Afrobarometer survey in Cape Verde (2011). 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
In this paper, I assess the determinants and validity of citizens’ perceptions of election quality. Read more
The youth have long represented an important constituency for electoral mobilization in Africa. Yet, despite their numerical importance and the historical relevance of generational identities within the region, very little is really known about the... Read more
WP135: Museveni and the 2011 Ugandan election: Did the money matter?
In February 2011, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni further extended his already twenty-five-year tenure by winning a resounding re-election victory. In the aftermath of the vote, which many had earlier predicted would be competitive or even result in an... Read more