Political Participation in Mali

Mary Hendriksen | April 19, 2013 | Notre Dame Department of Political Science

Political Science Kellogg Jaimie Bleck Mali

From the beginning of their joint research on political participation in rural Mali, Notre Dame political scientist Jaimie Bleck and Kellogg Institute for International Studies Visiting Fellow Kristin Michelitch were interested in the voices of voiceless citizens.

Mali had experienced two decades of democratic rule but mass illiteracy, gender inequality, and elite control of political knowledge meant that many rural citizens, especially women, had little real role in the political process.

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