Exploring Measurement and Consequences of Inequality in Africa Using Value-survey Data
WHEN Wednesday | 12 Jan, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
WHERE Zoom online
Thomas Isbell from the Afrobarometer survey project has worked extensively on inequality and democratic participation using Afrobarometer data. He will present the state of inequality in Africa and explore ways of knowing and understanding it through empirical data.
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Thomas Isbell holds a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Mannheim, Germany and an MA degree in International Relations from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he recently submitted his PhD thesis. He studies the consequences of perceptions of individual material inequality on democratic legitimacy, using representative survey data for 34 African countries from the Afrobarometer survey project. He has published research on democracy, equality, taxation, and social service delivery with the Afrobarometer, and his research has been featured in The Washington Post and The Africa Report as well as various South African media.