Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa (The Global Barometers Series) (2013-04)

By Michael Bratton, editor

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.

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers / Boulder, CO 80301 USA

Growing Up Democratic: Does It Make a Difference? (2016-08)

By David Denemark, Robert Mattes, and Richard G. Niemi, editors

What explains differing levels of support for democracy in post-authoritarian countries? Do young people value democracy simply because they have grown up with it? Or do older generations, having experienced the alternative, value democracy more highly? Does the socialization of new generations into the norms of democratic citizenship herald the normalization of democratic governance? Or have frustrations with political corruption and economic stagnation led to the rejection of democracy or, at a minimum, the view that it is irrelevant?
These questions are at the heart of this groundbreaking study of the impact of generational change on support for democracy and opposition to authoritarian rule in countries and regions around the world.

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers / Boulder, CO

How East Asians View Democracy (2008)

By Yun-han Chu, Larry Diamond, Andrew J. Nathan, Doh Chull Shin

East Asian democracies are in trouble, their legitimacy threatened by poor policy performance and undermined by nostalgia for the progrowth, soft-authoritarian regimes of the past. Yet citizens throughout the region value freedom, reject authoritarian alternatives, and believe in democracy.
This book is the first to report the results of a large-scale survey-research project, the East Asian Barometer, in which eight research teams conducted national-sample surveys in five new democracies (Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Mongolia), one established democracy (Japan), and two nondemocracies (China and Hong Kong) in order to assess the prospects for democratic consolidation. The findings present a definitive account of the way in which East Asians understand their governments and their roles as citizens. Contributors use their expert local knowledge to analyze responses from a set of core questions, revealing both common patterns and national characteristics in citizens' views of democracy. They explore sources of divergence and convergence in attitudes within and across nations.
The findings are sobering. Japanese citizens are disillusioned. The region's new democracies have yet to prove themselves, and citizens in authoritarian China assess their regime's democratic performance relatively favorably. The contributors to this volume contradict the claim that democratic governance is incompatible with East Asian cultures but counsel against complacency toward the fate of democracy in the region. While many forces affect democratic consolidation, popular attitudes are a crucial factor. This book shows how and why skepticism and frustration are the ruling sentiments among today's East Asians.

Publisher: Columbia University Press / New York

Journal Articles

Yu-tzung Chang, Yun-han Chu, Chong-Min Park. 2007-07. "The Democracy Barometers (Part I): Authoritarian Nostalgia in Asia". Journal of Democracy. 18, 3, page 66-81. Johns Hopkins University Press / Washington, DC 20004. USA

Mitchell A Seligson. 2007-07. "The Democracy Barometers (Part I): The Rise of Populism and the Left in Latin America". Journal of Democracy. 18, 3, page 81-95. Johns Hopkins University Press / Washington, DC 20004. USA

Michael Bratton. 2007-07. "The Democracy Barometers (Part I): Formal versus Informal Institutions in Africa". Journal of Democracy. 18, 3, page 96-110. Johns Hopkins University Press / Washington, DC 20004. USA

Richard Rose. 2007-07. "The Democracy Barometers (Part I): Learning to Support New Regimes in Europe". Journal of Democracy. 18, 3, page 111-125. Johns Hopkins University Press / Washington, DC 20004. USA

Peter R. deSouza, Suhas Palshikar, Yogendra Yadav. 2008-01. "The Democracy Barometers (Part II): Surveying South Asia". Journal of Democracy. 19, 1, page 84-96. Johns Hopkins University Press / Washington, DC 20004. USA

Amaney Jamal, Mark Tessler. 2008-01. "The Democracy Barometers (Part II): Attitudes in the Arab World". Journal of Democracy. 19, 1, page 97-110. Johns Hopkins University Press / Washington, DC 20004. USA

Marta Lagos. 2008-01. "The Democracy Barometers (Part II): Latin America's Diversity of Views". Journal of Democracy. 19, 1, page 111-125. Johns Hopkins University Press / Washington, DC 20004. USA

Min-hua Huang, Yu-tzung Chang, and Yun-han Chu. 2008. "Identifying Sources of Democratic Legitimacy: A Multilevel Analysis.". Electoral Studies. 27, March, page 45-62.

Yun-han Chu, Michael Bratton, Marta Lagos, Sandeep Shastri, and Mark Tessler.. 2008. "Public Opinion and Democratic Legitimacy.". Journal of Democracy. 19, 2, page 74-87. National Endowment for Democracy and The Johns Hopkins University Press

Bratton, Michael; Chu, Yun-han; Lagos, Marta. 2010. "Who votes? Implications for new democracies". Taiwan Journal of Democracy. 6, 1, page 107-136.

Policy Reports

Mogopodi Lekorwe, Anyway Chingwete, Mina Okuru, and Romaric Samson. . "China’s Growing Presence in Africa". . .

Kai-Ping Huang and Mark Weatherall eds. 2018. "Global Barometer Surveys. ". . .

Working Papers

Asian Barometer. . "Working Papers". . .

Afrobarometer. . " Working Papers". . .

Arab Barometer . . "Working Papers". . .

Latinobarometro. . "Working Papers". . .

Conference Articles