WP88: Narrowing the legitimacy gap: The role of turnover in Africa's emerging democracies Democratic consolidation depends on common perceptions of institutional legitimacy among citizens aligned with governing and opposition parties. Elections always result in winners and losers, but if they also create subservient insiders and aggrieved... Read more
AD29: Security and armed extremism in Nigeria: Setting a new agenda Widespread violence and crime made for a tense build-up to Nigeria’s recent elections, with large swaths of the country effectively under the control of terrorists and frequent headlines reporting armed robberies and kidnappings. Read more
WP156: Deliberate disengagement: How education decreases political participation in electoral authoritarian regimes A large literature examining advanced and consolidating democracies suggests that education increases political participation. However, in electoral authoritarian regimes, educated voters may instead deliberately disengage. Read more
AD129: En Guinée, l’intérêt à la vie politique est faible, mais la perception des libertés est forte Depuis 1988, les Guinéens ont progressivement retrouvé leur liberté d’adhérer à toute organisation politique de leur choix et de voter pour leur candidat. Read more
PP16: Support for the formation of a federation of East African states: Citizens’ attitudes in Kenya and Tanzania Political leaders in the five countries of the East African Community (EAC) – Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi – have made concerted efforts to promote the benefits of an East African Federation (EAF). The signing of regional integration... Read more
BP111: Citizen perceptions of democracy in Uganda: The growing gap between expectations and realities This bulletin focuses on the extent to which public concerns pertaining to democracy and human rights may contribute to Ugandans’feelings that their country is headed in the wrong direction. While Ugandans express a strong preference for democratic... Read more
AD91: Regional integration for Africa: Could stronger public support turn ‘rhetoric into reality’? Regional integration has been a development strategy for Africa for decades. The African Economic Community’s founding treaty in 1991 provided a framework targeting full political and economic integration by 2019. Read more
AD3: Developing Africa’s infrastructure: The rough road to better services Inadequate access to basic infrastructure and development services remains a key impediment to improving health, welfare, and security for many Africans. While large majorities have ready access to schools and cell-phone services, many Africans still do... Read more
BP38: Local government and democracy in Lesotho This briefing, describes changes in democratic attitudes in Lesotho and is based on a survey of 1,161 Basotho who are 18 years of age or older, administered between 6 July 2005 and 17 August 2005. Read more
BP143: Les grands écarts d’opinions liées au genre au Togo Cet article utilise les données du premier sondage d’Afrobaromètre au Togo pour analyser les sujets sur lesquels les réponses des femmes sont les plus différentes en moyenne de celles des hommes. Cette analyse est d’autant plus importante dans le... Read more