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Political Power and Tribalism in Kenya

Authors: Shilaho, Westen K.

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  • Examines Kenya’s state building, identity politics, and violence as a tools of political disorganization
  • Aims to show how multiparty politics has been hijacked by an ethically inclined group of political elites for self-serving ends
  • Illuminates dexterity by a minority plutocracy in maintaining power and state resources to the exclusion of the populace
  • Highlights reforms to ensure justice, inclusive politics, state stability and democratization in Kenya 
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This book discusses Kenya’s transition from authoritarianism to more democratic forms of politics and its impact on Kenya’s multi-ethnic society. The author examines two significant questions: Why and how is ethnicity salient in Kenya’s transition from one-party rule to multiparty politics? What is the relationship between ethnic conflict and political liberalization? The project explains the perennial issues of political disorganization through state violence and ethnicization of politics, and considers the significance of the concept of justice in Kenya.

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Westen K. Shilaho is National Research Foundation Scarce Skills Research Fellow, and South African Research Chair in African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Ethnicity and Politics in Kenya

    Pages 1-28

    Shilaho, Westen K.

  • The Kenyan State and the Ethnicity Challenge

    Pages 29-49

    Shilaho, Westen K.

  • Autocracy, Big Man Politics, and Institutional Atrophy

    Pages 51-80

    Shilaho, Westen K.

  • Motion Without Movement: Kenya’s Transition Without Transformation

    Pages 81-112

    Shilaho, Westen K.

  • The State Ruptures

    Pages 113-142

    Shilaho, Westen K.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Power and Tribalism in Kenya
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65295-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65295-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65294-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87993-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 186
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