The DARU Stand for Africa Day 25 May 2010

8 Jun 2010 - 14:00

Prof J.D. Barkan, Dr S. Fikeni, Prof K. Prah, Prof R. Mattes, and Prof T. NhlapoThe Centre for Social Science Research/Democracy in Africa Research Unit (DARU) stand was easily identified by large posters illustrating the work done in the three areas of DARU research on the continent. Research findings from the African Legislatures Project, the Afrobarometer and the Aids and Governance Research Project and a selection of working papers were available for visitors to look at and take away.

Co-principal investigators for the African Legislatures Project Prof Bob Mattes and Prof Joel D. Barkan took part in an exciting and well attended Panel Discussion with Dr Somadoda Fikeni and Prof Kwesi Prah, chaired by DVC Prof Thandabantu Nhlapo, on The State of Democracy in Africa: Advance or Retreat?

Prof Barkan’s presentation included preliminary findings from the African Legislatures Project 20-country study, and Prof Mattes spoke about findings on how Africans view democracy.

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