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Title:Kenya's uncertain democracy: the electoral crisis of 2008
Editors:Kagwanja, MwangiISNI
Southall, RogerISNI
Chapter(s):Present
Year:2010
Pages:209
Language:English
City of publisher:Abingdon
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:0415550424; 9780415550420
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:democracy
elections
2007
ethnicity
political violence
Abstract:It is widely accepted that Kenya's 2007 general election was deeply flawed and that there was electoral malfeasance buy all major players. President Kibaki's rapid declaration of victory precipitated a deadly crisis, communal violence and economic decline. This book, which is based on a workshop in Nairobi on 6-7 December 2008, takes a new look at the 2007 election, the post-election crisis, the underlying interaction of ethnicity, class and political power, forced displacement, the role of international forces, and the country's powersharing arrangement. Contributions: Introduction: Kenya - a democray in retreat? (Peter Kagwanja and Roger Southall); 'Poll poison'? Politicians and polling in the 2007 Kenya election (Thomas P. Wolf); Weapons of mass destruction: land, ethnicity and the 2007 elections in Kenya (Marcel Rutten and Sam Owuor); The legacy of the white highlands: land rights, ethnicity and the post-2007 election violence in Kenya (Karuti Kanyinga); The politics of displacement in multiparty Kenya (Prisca Mbura Kamungi); Courting genocide: populism, ethno-nationalism and the informalisation of violence in Kenya's 2008 post-election crisis (Peter Kagwanja); Donor responses to the 2008 Kenyan crisis: finally getting it right? (Stephen Brown); African mediation of the Kenyan post-2007 election crisis (Monica Kathina Juma); Regionalism and conflict resolution: lessons from the Kenyan crisis (Gilbert M. Khadiagala); Alternatives for electoral reform in Kenya: lessons from southern Africa (Roger Southall). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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