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Voting and democratic citizenship in Africa

Author: Michael Bratton
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013.
Series: Global barometers series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How do individual Africans view competitive elections? How do they behave at election time? What are the implications of new forms of popular participation for citizenship and democracy? Drawing on a decade of research from the cross-national Afrobarometer project, the authors of this seminal collection explore the emerging role of mass politics in Africa's fledgling democracies."--Pub. desc.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bratton
ISBN: 9781588268945 1588268942
OCLC Number: 809456908
Description: x, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Voting and democratic citizenship in Africa: an overview / Michael Bratton --
Where do elections lead in Africa? / Michael Bratton --
Part I. Vote choice --
Does ethnicity determine support for the governing party? / Pippa Norris and Robert Mattes --
Political competition and ethnic identification in Africa / Benn Eifert, Edward Miguel and Daniel Posner --
Voting intentions in Africa: ethnic, economic or partisan? / Michael Bratton, Ravi Bhavnani and Tse-Hsin Chen --
Part II. Vote buying --
Vote buying and electoral turnout in Kenya / Eric Kramon --
Vote buying and violence in Nigerian election campaigns / Michael Bratton --
Museveni and the 2011 Ugandan election: did the money matter? / Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz and Carolyn Logan --
Part III. Implications for citizenship --
Uncritical citizens: Mozambicans in comparative perspective / Robert Mattes and Carlos Shenga --
Accountability or representation? How electoral systems promote public trust / Wonbin Cho --
Voters but not yet citizens: the weak demand for vertical accountability / Michael Bratton and Carolyn Logan --
Part IV. Implications for democracy --
Critical citizens and submissive subjects: election losers and winners in Africa / Devra Moehler --
Does the quality of elections affect the consolidation of democracy? / Ari Greenberg and Robert Mattes --
Do free elections foster capable governments? / Michael Bratton --
Part V. Conclusion --
Voting and democratic citizenship in Africa: where next? / Michael Bratton.
Series Title: Global barometers series.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Bratton.

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"How do individual Africans view competitive elections? How do they behave at election time? What are the implications of new forms of popular participation for citizenship and democracy? Drawing on a decade of research from the cross-national Afrobarometer project, the authors of this seminal collection explore the emerging role of mass politics in Africa's fledgling democracies."--Pub. desc.

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