Tag: Afrobarometer

Democracy down but not dying

     

Democracy has unquestionably lost its global momentum, note Carnegie Endowment analysts Thomas Carothers and Richard Youngs. But those who despair the future of democracy tend to focus on a select… Read more »

If Africa had 100 citizens…….

     

Surveys like those of Afrobarometer testify to the sometimes “mystifyingly” resilient commitment to democratic values and institutions, Stanford University’s Larry Diamond told an audience at the National Endowment for Democracy… Read more »

USAID must save Afrobarometer, say former Africa Bureau officials

     

One of Africa’s most important democracy advocacy organizations is in trouble because of a sharp decrease in donor funding, according to several former Assistant Secretaries in the State Department’s Bureau… Read more »

Africa’s Democratic Hurdles

     

The political upheavals in Burkina Faso and Burundi have recently drawn international attention to the issue of term limits, but African leaders’ assaults on constitutional tenure restrictions have been under… Read more »

‘Hybrid’ South Africa: poised between democracy & autocracy?

     

  A survey by Afrobarometer shows that growing dissatisfaction with the country’s leadership and government performance has spilled over into frustration with democracy in general, writes analyst Boniface Dulani: Looked… Read more »