Political Intermediation and Attitudes toward Democracy in Mozambique

Presenter(s): Carlos Shenga (DARU)

Venue: CSSR Seminar Room (4.89 Leslie Social Science)

Abstract / Description: 

y using the Afrobarometer data Shenga (2007) found mainly that, because the incumbent party subverts democratic procedures, Mozambicans who obtain information from state aligned sources are less likely to view democracy as what it is, (that is, procedurally) rather than what it does (that is, substantively); and are less likely to support democracy, compared to those who obtain information from relatively independent sources, in the period between elections. Does this finding still hold true when tested during election periods? This study tests and analyzes this assumption using the CNEP (Comparative National Election Project) post electoral survey of the Mozambican 2004 election. *Refreshments will be served*

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 -
13:00 to 14:00