Public opinion, democracy, and market reform in Africa

by Michael Bratton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 466 Downloads: 856
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Subjects:

  • Democracy -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Public opinion,
  • Legitimacy of governments -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Public opinion,
  • Capitalism -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Public opinion,
  • Free enterprise -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Public opinion,
  • Public opinion -- Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government -- 1960- -- Public opinion,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Economic conditions -- 1960- -- Public opinion,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Economic policy -- Public opinion

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-455) and index

StatementMichael Bratton, Robert Mattes, E. Gyimah-Boadi
SeriesCambridge studies in comparative politics
ContributionsMattes, Robert B, Gyimah-Boadi, Emmanuel
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJQ1879.A15 B74 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 466 p. :
Number of Pages466
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17137165M
ISBN 100521841917, 0521602912
LC Control Number2004043555

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  The problem, as Alexis de Tocqueville noted in Democracy in America, is that public opinion, especially what he called “common opinion,” is “the dominant power” in democracies. The contemporary French philosopher Pierre Manent goes even further to claim that in democracies “it is not dogma that comprises shared opinion; it is shared. For instance, you may wish to analyze the effect of adopting economic reform programs on the stability of a young democracy, or examine the effect of a regime change on economic performance. You may focus on a particular case or set of cases for an in-depth analysis, or carry out a cross-national comparative study using quantitative data. Backlash Against Democracy: The Regulation of Civil Society in Africa "Among the many forces which contributed to the political liberalization of African nations, civil society formations played a pivotal role in dismantling authoritarian one-party rule and opening public space for wider political participation. Bratton, Mattes, and Gyimah-Boadi: Public opinion, democracy, and market reform in Africa (3 shared tags) Gibson: A sober second thought (3 shared tags) Patel: Ayatollahs on the Pareto Frontier (3 shared tags) Huntington: The Clash of Civilizations (2 shared tags) Katzenstein and et al: The role of theory in comparative politics (2 shared tags).

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Observers of sub-Saharan Africa are sharply divided over the consequences of democratic and market reforms. Bratton, Mattes, and Gyimah-Boadi enter this polarized debate armed with extensive data about how ordinary Africans feel about the changes underway. The authors are generally hopeful about Public opinion prospects for democracy, noting that Africans define democracy in.

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Buy Public Opinion, Democracy, and Market Reform in Africa by Michael Bratton, Robert Mattes from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones. First Afrobarometer book published: Michael Bratton, Robert B Mattes and Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi, Public opinion, democracy, and market reform in Africa, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Round 3 surveys completed. Round 3 Global Release held. Mattes, Robert (), ‘ Public Opinion Research in Emerging Democracies ’, in Donsbach, W.

and Traugott, M. (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Public Opinion Research, London: Sage, pp. – Mattes, Robert (), ‘What Drives Support for Democracy?’, presented at a Global Barometer Survey Conference held in Taipei, Taiwan on His most recent books are Public Opinion, Democracy and Market Reform in Africa () and Democratic Experiments in Africa (), both with Cambridge University Press.

He co-directs the Afrobarometer, a cross-national survey research project in 18 African countries and is a. Contact. American Enterprise Institute Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC Main telephone: Main fax: Public opinion, democracy, and market reform in Africa.

New York (NY): Cambridge University Press ; Crossref, Google Scholar. His latest book, with Robert Mattes and E. Gyimah-Boadi, is Public Opinion, Democracy, and Market Reform in Africa (New York: Cambridge University Press, ).

Afrobarometer Network, "Afrobarometer Round 2: Compendium of Comparative Results," Afrobarometer Working Paper No. 34 (March ), Michael Bratton is University Distinguished Professor of political science and African studies at Michigan State University. His numerous publications include, most recently, Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa and Public Opinion, Democracy, and Market Reform in Africa (with Robert Mattes and E.

Click here to view the full text as an Adobe PDF. One of the most dramatic developments of the final decades of the twentieth century is the unraveling of apartheid in the Republic of South Africa.

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Public Opinion, Democracy, and Market Reform in Africa, Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University. It was pointed out also that democracy in Africa has been badly hindered by the state's control of the economy; this has meant that the only way to get rich has been through political office, intensifying the problem of corruption, and inducing leaders to cling to political power.

This has been disastrous for the economies in African countries. According to the Democracy Index study, Israel and Lebanon are the only democratic countries in the Middle East, while Tunisia (#69 worldwide) is the only democracy in North Africa.

The measure of the level of democracy in nations throughout the world published by Freedom House and various other freedom indices, the Middle Eastern and North African countries with the highest scores are. books are Democratic Experiments in Africa: Regime Transitions in Comparative Perspective, with Nicolas van de Walle () and Pub-lic Opinion, Democracy and Market Reform in Africa, with Robert Mattes and E.

Gyimah-Boadi (). Anirudh Krishna is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Politi-cal Science at Duke University. Public Opinion, Democracy and Market Reform in Africa See the Table of Contents in a PDF. Democratic Experiments in Africa See the Table of Contents in a PDF.

Articles. Formal versus Informal Institutions in Africa See a PDF of this article. Learning About Democracy in Africa. The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is a classical liberal think tank located in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South d inthe FMF was established to further human rights and democracy through the principles of an open society, the rule of law, personal liberty, and economic liberalism and press freedom.

According to The Mercury editor Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya, the FMF is a.Over the past three decades, democracy has made remarkable progress. The birth of over 90 new democracies throughout the globe has prompted public opinion research on democratization in a wide variety of cultures and contexts (Heath, Fisher, & Smith, ; Mattes, ; Norris, ).The Gallup International Voice of the People Project (), the Pew Global Attitudes Project () Attitudes.In Search of Sustainable Democratic Governance for Africa: does democracy work for developing countries?

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