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Public opinion, democracy, and market reform in Africa

Author: Michael Bratton; Robert B Mattes; Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
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This book is a fascinating exploration of public opinion in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Bratton, Michael.
Public opinion, democracy, and market reform in Africa.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004043555
(OCoLC)54356764
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bratton; Robert B Mattes; Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi
ISBN: 0511231121 9780511231124 9780511228711 0511228716
OCLC Number: 76904803
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 466 pages) : charts.
Contents: Introduction: 1. A tale of two presidents; 2. Taking account of adjustments; 3. Setting an agenda; 4. Overview of contents; Part I. Framework: Africa's Hybrid Regimes: 5. A decade of political reforms, 1990-2001; 6. Two decades of economic reforms, 1982-2001; 7. Dual transitions: compartibilities and contradictions; 8. Demand, supply, and regime consolidation; 9. Deriving public opinion: studying public opinion in Africa; 10. Competing theories, rival hypotheses; 11. Towards a learning approach; 12. Survey research in Africa; 13. The afrobarometer: an appropriate method?; 14. A quest for comparison; Part II. Popular Attitudes to Reform: Attitudes to Democracy: 15. Understanding of democracy; 16. Support for democracy; 17. Rejection of alternative regimes; 18. Satisfaction with democracy; 19. Wide but shallow; 20. The extent of democracy: attitudes to a market economy: 21. The popular development agenda; 22. Between state and market; 23. Awareness of economic reforms; 24. Support for economic reforms; 25. Satisfaction with economic reforms; 26. Economic patience?: economic and political behavior; 27. Living standards; 28. Securing economic livelihoods; 29. Compliance and the law; 30. Varieties of political participation; 31. Defending democracy?; 32. From attitudes to behavior; Part III. Competing Explanations: The Structure of Society: 33. Demographic determinants; 34. Varieties of sub-nationalism; 35. The burden of poverty; 36. Structural models: cultural values; 37. Self-identities; 38. Interpersonal trust; 39. An emergent individualism; 40. Cultural models; awareness of public affairs; 41. The spark of education; 42. Exposure to mass media; 43. Cognitive engagement; 44. Political and economic knowledge; 45. The eye of the beholder; 46. Cognitive models: performance evaluations; 47. Evaluating the economy; 48. The corruption of the state?; 49. Assessing regime performance; 50. Grading the government; 51. A representation gap?; 52. Performance models: institutional influences; 53. Associational life; 54. Party identification: political participation; 55. Economic participation; 56. Institutional models; Part IV. Explaining Reform Constituencies: Modeling Attitudes to Reform: 57. Modeling demand for democracy; 58. Modeling the supply of democracy; 59. Modeling demand for a market economy; 60. Modeling the supply of economic reform; 61. Paths to reform: a learning process: predicting political participation; 62. Voting; 63. Protesting; 64. Communing and contacting; 64. Vote choice; 65. Defending democracy; 66. Political participation: cause or effect?: deciphering regime consolidation; 67. The effects of 'country'; 68. Demand, supply, and regime consolidation (revisited); 69. The consolidation of African political regimes; 70. The correlates of consolidation; 71. Economic versus political legacies; 72. The study of Africa; 73. Theories of social change; 74. Strategies of development.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Responsibility: Michael Bratton, Robert Mattes, E. Gyimah-Boadi.

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