Robert Mattes

Prof

  • United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am willing to work with students interested in the areas of voting, elections, public opinion, legislatures and democratization.

1988 …2020

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2020

A lost decade for third-wave democracies?

Chu, Y., Huang, K-P., Lagos, M. & Mattes, R., 15 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Democracy. 31, 2, p. 166-181 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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1 Citation (Scopus)
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The consequences of partisanship in Africa

Mattes, R. & Kroenke, M., 31 May 2020, Research Handbook on Political Partisanship. Oscarsson, H. & Holmberg, S. (eds.). Cheltenham, UK, p. 368-380 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2019

In whose interest? Gender and mass-elite priority congruence in Sub-Saharan Africa

Clayton, A., Josefsson, C., Mattes, R. & Mozaffar, S., 15 Jan 2019, In : Comparative Political Studies. 52, 1, p. 69-101 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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8 Citations (Scopus)
36 Downloads (Pure)
2018

Social and political trust in developing countries: sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America

Mattes, R. & Moreno, A., 1 Mar 2018, Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust. Uslaner, E. M. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 357-382 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)

Support for democracy

Mattes, R., 30 Jun 2018, Oxford Research Encyclopedia in Politics. Thompson, W. (ed.). [New York]: Oxford University Press, (Oxford Research Encyclopaedias).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

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3 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)
2017

South African politics and society

Mattes, R., 30 Apr 2017, Comparative Governance: Political Structure and Diversity Across the Globe. Kurzer, P. (ed.). [New York], 38 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The rise of political advertising in a traditional campaign environment: the case of South Africa

Mattes, R. & Glenn, I., 2017, Routledge Handbook of Political Advertising. Holz-Bacha, C. & Just, M. R. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 389-402 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The surprising growth in minority support for the 'Rainbow Nation'

Mattes, R., 1 Mar 2017, Rethinking Reconciliation: Evidence From South Africa. Lefko-Everatt, K., Govender, R. & Foster, D. (eds.). Pretoria

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2016

Generational change in postauthoritarian democracies?

Mattes, R., Denemark, D. & Niemi, R. G., 2016, Growing Up Democratic : Does It Make A Difference?. Denemark, D., Mattes, R. & Niemi, R. G. (eds.). Boulder, Co., p. 263-282 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Growing up democratic

Mattes, R., Denemark, D. & Niemi, R. G., 30 Jul 2016, Growing Up Democratic: Does It Make A Difference?. Denemark, D., Mattes, R. & Niemi, R. G. (eds.). Boulder, CO, p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Growing Up Democratic: Does It Make A Difference?

Denemark, D. (ed.), Mattes, R. (ed.) & Niemi, R. G. (ed.), 30 Jul 2016, Boulder, CO. 350 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

Legislatures and democratic development in Africa

Mattes, R. & Mozaffar, S., 19 Dec 2016, In : African Studies Review. 59, 3, p. 201-215 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Parties, elections, voters and democracy

Mattes, R., Mujani, S., Liddle, R. W., Shi, T. & Chu, Y., 2016, Voting In Old and New Democracies. Gunther, R., Beck, P., Magalhaes, P. & Moreno, A. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 193-229 37 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Sub-Saharan Africa: the positive impact of effective democracy

Mattes, R., 30 Jul 2016, Growing Up Democratic: Does It Make A Difference?. Denemark, D., Mattes, R. & Niemi, R. G. (eds.). Boulder, CO, p. 151-180 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2015

South Africa’s emerging black middle class: a harbinger of political change?

Mattes, R., 31 Jul 2015, In : Journal of International Development. 27, 5, p. 665-692 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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23 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)
2014

Popular perceptions of electoral integrity in Africa

Mattes, R., 29 May 2014, Advancing Electoral Integrity. Norris, P., Frank, R. W. & Martinez i Coma, F. (eds.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press, p. 211-228 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Systematic, quantitative political science in South Africa: the road less travelled

Mattes, R., 2014, Political Science in South Africa : The Last Forty Years. Vale, P. & Fourie, P. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The 2014 election and South African democracy

Mattes, R., 2014, Election 2014 South Africa : The Campaigns, Results and Future Prospects. Southall, R. & Shulz-Herzenberg, C. (eds.). Johannesburg

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Why CDFs in Africa? Representation vs. constituency service?

Barkan, J. D. & Mattes, R., 2014, Distributive Politics In Developing Countries : Almost Pork. Mezey, M. & Baskin, M. (eds.). Lexington, KY.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2013

'Asocial Cohesion': Political Community and Social Capital in Africa's Democratizing Societies

Mattes, R., 2013, Regional Integration and and Social Cohesion: Perspectives From the Developing World. Moore, C. (ed.). Brussels, Vol. 6. p. 73-92 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Does Ethnicity Determine Support for the Governing Party?

Mattes, R. & Norris, P., 2013, Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa. Bratton, M. (ed.). Boulder, Co., p. 41-60 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Does the Quality of Elections Affect the Consolidation of Democracy

Mattes, R. & Greenberg, A. P., 2013, Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa. Bratton, M. (ed.). Boulder, Co., p. 239-252 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Systematic, quantitative political science in South Africa: the road less travelled

Mattes, R., 19 Nov 2013, In : Politikon. 40, 3, p. 479-499 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Uncritical Citizenship in a Low-Information Society: Mozambicans in Comparative Perspective

Mattes, R. & Shenga, C., 2013, Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa. Bratton, M. (ed.). Boulder, Co., p. 159-178 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2012
7 Citations (Scopus)

Opinion Polls and the Media in South Africa

Mattes, R., 2012, In Opinion Polls and the Media: Reflecting and Shaping Public Opinion. Holtz-Bacha, C. & Strömbäck, J. (eds.). London, p. 176-197 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)

Political Communications in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Mattes, R. & Glenn, I., 2012, Sage Handbook of Political Communication. Semetko, H. A. & Scammell, M. (eds.). London, p. 494-508 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)

The 'born frees': the prospects for generational change In post-apartheid South Africa

Mattes, R., 1 Mar 2012, In : Australian Journal of Political Science. 47, 1, p. 133-153 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Citations (Scopus)

The Possibilities of Election Campaigns as Sites of Political Advocacy: South Africa in Comparative Perspective

Mattes, R. & Schreiner, W., 2012, Public Opinion and Interest Group Politics: South Africa’s Missing Links? . Thuynsma, H. (ed.). Pretoria, p. 154-172 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)

The roles of higher education in the democratization of politics in Africa: survey reports from HERANA

Mattes, R. & Luescher-Mamashela, T. M., 2012, In : Journal of Higher Education in Africa. 10, 1, p. 139-170 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The university in Africa and democratic citizenship: hothouse or training ground

Luescher-Mamashela, T., Kiiru, S., Mattes, R., Mwollo-ntallima, A., Ng’ethe, N. & Romo, M., 28 May 2012, Cape Town.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

2011

Elections: 1994-2009

Mattes, R., 2011, Encyclopaedia of South Africa. Jacobs, S. & Johnson, K. (eds.). Boulder, Co., p. 111-118 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Forging Democrats: A Partial Success Story

Mattes, R., 2011, After Apartheid: Reinventing South Africa. Shapiro, I. & Tabeau, K. (eds.). Charlotteseville, VA, p. 72-104 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2010

Overview: Controlling Power -- Africans’ Views on Governance, Citizenship and Accountability

Mattes, R., 2010, Social Accountability in Africa: Practitioners’ Experiences and Lessons. Claassen, M. & Alpin-Lardies, C. (eds.). Pretoria, p. 14-30 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)

Restless Minds: South African Students and the Brain Drain

Mattes, R. & Mniki, N., 2010, Surviving On the Move: Migration, Poverty and Development in Southern Africa. Crush, J. & Frayne, B. (eds.). Cape Town, p. 25-49 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Using Representative Opinion Surveys in the African Peer Review Mechanism Process

Mattes, R., 2010, Grappling with Governance: Perspectives on the African Peer Review Mechanism. Pretoria, p. 93-106 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2009

Cidadania Acrítica' Numa Sociedade de 'Baixa Informação': Os Moçambicanos Numa Perspectiva Comparitiva

Translated title of the contribution: Uncritical Citizenship 'In a Low Information Society': Mozambicans in a Comparative PerspectiveMattes, R. & Shenga, C., 2009, Cidadania E Governação Em Moçambique: Comunicações apresentadas na Conferȇncia Inaugural do Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos. de Brito, L., Castel-Branco, C., Chichava, S. & Francisco, A. (eds.). Maputo, p. 119-169 51 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2008

Politics and policy outcomes on children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa

Strand, P., Kinney, M. & Mattes, R., 1 Nov 2008, In : IDS Bulletin. 39, 5, p. 80-87 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Public Opinion Research in New Democracies: Are the Processes Different?

Mattes, R., 2008, Sage Handbook of Public Opinion Research. Donsbach, W. & Traugott, M. (eds.). London, p. 113-116 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

South Africans' participation in local politics and government

Mattes, R., 1 Jan 2008, In : Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa. 66/67, p. 116-141 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Material and Political Bases of Lived Poverty in Africa: Insights From the Afrobarometer

Mattes, R., 2008, Barometers of Quality of Life Around the Globe: How Are We Doing? . Moller, V., Huschka, D. & Michalos, A. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, Vol. 33. p. 161-186 26 p. (Social Indicators Research ; vol. 33).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2007

Learning about democracy in Africa: performance, awareness and experience

Mattes, R. & Bratton, M., 1 Jan 2007, In : American Journal of Political Science. 51, 1, p. 192-217 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

148 Citations (Scopus)

Restless minds: South African students and the brain drain

Mattes, R. & Mniki, N., 12 Apr 2007, In : Development Southern Africa. 24, 1, p. 25-46 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
2006

Good news and bad: public perceptions of crime, corruption and government

Mattes, R., 30 Dec 2006, In : SA Crime Quarterly. 18, p. 6-10 5 p.

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How does SA compare? Experiences of crime and policing in an African context

Mattes, R., 31 Dec 2006, In : SA Crime Quarterly. 18, p. 17-24 8 p.

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2005

South Africa and Ghana

Mattes, R. & Gyimah-Boadi, E., 2005, Assessing the Quality of Democracy. Diamond, L. & Morlino, L. (eds.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, p. 248-276 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Voter Information, Government Evaluations and Party Images, 1994-2004

Mattes, R., 2005, Electoral Politics in South Africa: Assessing the First Democratic Decade. Piombo, J. & Nijzink, L. (eds.). London, p. 40-63 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2004

Democratic and Market Reforms in Africa: What 'the People' Say

Mattes, R. & Bratton, M., 2004, Democracy and Development in Africa: The Quality of Progress. Gyimah-Boadi, E. (ed.). London, p. 65-98 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Popular attitudes toward the South African electoral system

Mattes, R. & Southall, R., 2004, In : Democratization. 11, 1, p. 51-76 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

Public Opinion, Democracy and Market Reform in Africa

Bratton, M., Mattes, R. & Gyimah-Boadi, E., 2004, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 466 p. (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

296 Citations (Scopus)