Kate Baldwin

Kate Baldwin is associate professor of political science and global affairs at Yale University. She is currently completing a book entitled Democracy’s Devout Defenders: Churches, Education and Liberal Democracy in sub-Saharan Africa.

October 2023, Volume 34, Issue 4

Democracy’s Devout Defenders

When Africa’s leaders act undemocratically, they face an unexpected opponent—the power of the pulpit. Within civil society, church leaders and their faithful have become leading defenders of liberal democracy.