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The Resource Public opinion, democracy, and market reform in Africa, Michael Bratton, Robert Mattes, E. Gyimah-Boadi

Public opinion, democracy, and market reform in Africa, Michael Bratton, Robert Mattes, E. Gyimah-Boadi

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Public opinion, democracy, and market reform in Africa
Title
Public opinion, democracy, and market reform in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Michael Bratton, Robert Mattes, E. Gyimah-Boadi
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Language
eng
Summary
This book is a fascinating exploration of public opinion in sub-Saharan Africa. Based on the Afrobarometer, a comprehensive cross-national survey research project, it reveals what ordinary Africans think about democracy and market reform, subjects on which almost nothing is otherwise known. The authors find that support for democracy in Africa is wide but shallow and that Africans feel trapped between state and market. Beyond multiparty elections, people want clean and accountable government. They will accept economic structural adjustment only if it is accompanied by an effective state, the availability of jobs, and an equitable society. What are the origins of these attitudes? Far from being constrained by social structure and cultural values, Africans learn about reform on the basis of knowledge, reasoning, and experience. Weighing supply and demand for reform, the authors reach cautious conclusions about the varying prospects of African countries for attaining fully-fledged democracy and markets.0
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Bratton, Michael
Dewey number
320.967
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mattes, Robert B
  • Gyimah-Boadi, Emmanuel
Series statement
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
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  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Democracy
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Capitalism
  • Free enterprise
  • Public opinion
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Public opinion, democracy, and market reform in Africa, Michael Bratton, Robert Mattes, E. Gyimah-Boadi
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm76904803
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 466 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511228711
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
charts
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)76904803
Label
Public opinion, democracy, and market reform in Africa, Michael Bratton, Robert Mattes, E. Gyimah-Boadi
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm76904803
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 466 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511228711
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
charts
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)76904803

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