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Title:Kenya: the struggle for a new constitutional order
Editors:Murunga, Godwin R.
Okello, DuncanISNI
Sjögren, AndersISNI
Series:Africa now
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Zed Books, in association with the Nordic Africa Institute
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:constitutional reform
political violence
External link:http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1884
Abstract:This book explores the struggles around the democratization of the Kenyan State, taking as its point of departure the passing of the new Constitution of 2010. The contributions place the constitution in its historical and political context, interrogating its roots and implications. The first part of the book discusses how the process of constitution-making has been shaped by longstanding struggles and by the dramatic rupture caused by the violence following the 2007 elections. It examines the role of actors in political parties and civil society as they operate in the political and socioeconomic context. The second part interrogates the content of the constitution from various points of view. Contributions: Towards a new constitutional order in Kenya: an introduction (Godwin R. Murunga, Duncan Okello and Anders Sjögren); Part 1: The protracted transition to the Second Republic in Kenya (Paul Tiyambe Zeleza); Fuelling the violence: the print media in Kenya's volatile 2007 post-election violence (Sammy Gakero Gachigua); Mediating Kenya's post-election violence: from a peace-making to a constitutional moment (E. Njoki Wamai); Instrumentalism and constitution-making in Kenya: triumphs, challenges and opportunities beyond the 2013 elections (Raymond Muhula and Stephen Ndegwa); Revisiting 'the two faces of civil society' in constitutional reform in Kenya (Wanjala S. Nasong'o ). Part 2: Constitutions and constitutionalism: the fate of the 2010 constitution (Yash Pal Ghai); Elite compromises and the content of the 2010 constitution (Godwin R. Murunga); Security and human rights in the new constitutional order in Kenya (Mutuma Ruteere). [ASC Leiden abstract]