Wilson Center Projects
"The Organizational Roots of Persistent Electoral Violence in Africa"
Adrienne LeBas (PhD, Columbia University) is Associate Professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Prior to joining AU, LeBas was a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and Assistant Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Michigan State University. Her research interests include social movements, democratization, and political violence. She is the author of the award-winning From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2011), as well as articles in the Journal of Democracy, Comparative Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, and elsewhere. LeBas also worked as a consultant for Human Rights Watch in Zimbabwe, where she lived from 2002 to 2003. Her most recent work looks at attitudes toward taxation in urban Nigeria.
From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2011).
The Origins of Voluntary Compliance: Attitudes toward Taxation in Urban Nigeria, British Journal of Political Science, published online September 2014.
A New Twilight in Zimbabwe? The Perils of Power-Sharing in The Journal of Democracy 25:2 (April 2014), 52-66.