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Title:Do Francophone and Islamic schooling communities participate differently? Disaggregating parents' political behaviour in Mali
Author:Bleck, Jaimie
Year:2013
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies (ISSN 0022-278X)
Volume:51
Issue:3
Pages:377-408
Language:English
Geographic term:Mali
Subjects:political participation
parents
Islamic education
Abstract:Despite strong empirical evidence of the influence of religious brokers on political mobilization in Africa, we know very little about the individual-level relationship between religious association and political behaviour. Drawing upon an emerging comparative literature on the effect of social service provision on political participation, this article asks whether Malian consumers of Islamic schooling are as likely to seize new democratic opportunities for electoral participation as their peers who send their children to public schools. Using an original survey of 1,000 citizens, exit poll data from the 2009 municipal elections, and interviews, this analysis demonstrates that parents who enrol their children in madrasas are less likely than other respondents to report voting. Conversely, parents who send their children to public schools are more likely to participate in electoral politics. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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