Governance and Democracy Attitudes in Higher Performing African Countries

Bill Lindeke

01 Dec 2013

12pages PDF

"In this comparison, preference for democracy, rejection of authoritarian alternatives, existence of free and fair elections, preference for elections, and the importance of inputs from voters are considered to gauge popular commitments to democratic values. The countries under consideration all have strong institutional features and reputations for democratic governance, but the critical element of public sentiment also plays a vital role in shaping and consolidating democratic governance."