The African Legislatures Project: First Findings

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Joel D. Barkan, Robert Mattes, Shaheen Mozaffar, and Kimberly Smiddy
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<P><SPAN style="COLOR: #001144"><SPAN style="COLOR: #000000">This report presents the “first findings” from the African Legislatures Project or ALP. The report is based on the preliminary coding and analysis of data obtained from research in six countries—Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa (MP survey findings from South Africa are not presented as that element of the project is still in progress). Because the purpose of ALP is to achieve a comparative understanding of legislative institutions across Africa, and is funded from multiple sources, we have adopted the practice of including data from as many countries as possible when we present findings from the project. Field research for ALP began in late February 2008 and is expected to continue through the end of 2010 as the work proceeds seriatim in 18 African countries. </SPAN></SPAN></P>
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