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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This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in Nambia as revealed over the course of five Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 1999 and 2008 (Sept.-Oct. 1999, N=1183; March-June 2002, N=1200;... Read more
This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in Lesotho as revealed over the course of four Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 1999 and 2008. Read more
Summary of Democracy Indicators, Botswana 1999-2008 Read more
This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in South Africa as revealed over the course of five Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 2000 and 2008 (July-Aug. 2000, N=2200; Sept.-Oct. 2002, N=... Read more
Political violence has emerged as one of Africa 's most pressing security issues and recent events in Kenya , Cote d'Ivoire and Nigeria point to the salience of the phenomenon. Existing studies argue that the weak and incapacitated nature of... Read more
Can democracy consolidate in electoral systems without power alternations? Using public attitude data collected by the Afrobarometer in 16 sub-Saharan African countries (2005-6), as well as country-level variables, this study examines how alternations in... Read more
This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in Mali as revealed over the course of four Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 2001 and 2008. Read more
Popular Attitudes toward Democracy in Kenya: A Summary of Afrobarometer Indicators, 2003-2008 Read more
Africa is the poorest and most underdeveloped continent in the world. Among many political and social consequences, poverty and the lack of infrastructure place significant limitations on the cognitive skills of ordinary Africans, and thus their ability... Read more

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