The University of Notre Dame
Can Indigenous Associations Foster Trust, Tolerance, and Public Goods? Exploring the Role of Grinw in Rebuilding Civil Society and Democracy in Post-Conflict Mali.
May 2014 – December 2015
Working in three cities in Mali—Bamako, Mopti, and Savare—the University of Notre Dame research team combined a public opinion survey with two types of experimental games to study whether and how participation in local political discussion groups called grinw influences participants’ democratic behavior and ability to manage the threats of conflict, extremism, and internal displacement.