Political Failure and Bureaucratic Potential in Africa

Using a combination of unique datasets, I turn the recent theories on political failure into testable propositions for how these processes unfold in the African context.

African Political Systems

The government and politics of primarily sub-Saharan Africa, involves study of the people as well as their political institutions

Administrative Capacity and Health Care in Africa: Path Dependence as a Contextual Variable

We examine the role of administrative capacity on health outcomes in 36 African nations using the path dependence of being a British colony as the contextual variable.

What Is and What May Never Be: Economic Voting in Developing Democracies

We propose and test a theory that media freedom determines the extent of economic voting in developing democracies.

Does Information Lead to Emulation? Spatial Dependence in Anti-Government Violence

This study examines whether acts of anti-government violence exhibit spatial dependence across state boundaries.

Defining Opposition: An Interview with Afonso Dhlakama of RENAMO

This interview with Afonso Dhlakama was conducted as part of the African Democracy Project series at Wayne State University.

The 2009 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Mozambique

Armando Guebuza won reelection by an overwhelming margin. FRELIMO gained further control of the parliament. RENAMO had only a small impact on this election relative to the previous three. A new party, MDM, was able to win a marginal percentage of …