The Struggle for Democracy (Africa in the New Millennium S.)
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|Format:||Paperback, 368 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 09 February 2007|
The path towards democracy in Kenya has been long and often tortuous. Though it has been trumpeted as a goal for decades, democratic government has never been fully realised, largely as a result of the authoritarian excesses of the Kenyatta, Moi and Kibaki regimes. This uniquely comprehensive study of Kenya's political trajectory shows how the struggle for democracy has been waged in civil society, through opposition parties, and amongst traditionally marginalised groups like women and the young. It also considers the remaining impediments to democratisation, in the form of a powerful police force and damaging structural adjustment policies. Thus, the authors argue, democratisation in Kenya is a laborious and non-linear process. Kenyans' recent electoral successes, the book concludes, have empowered them and reinvigorated the prospects for democracy, heralding a more autonomous and peaceful twenty-first century.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgement; List of Tables; Abbreviations; Preface SECTION I: INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: Introduction: Prospects for Democracy in Kenya - Shadrack W. Nasong'o & Godwin R. Murunga SECTION II: CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE POLITICS OF OPPOSITION Chapter 2: Negotiating New Rules of the Game: Social Movements, Civil Society and the Kenyan Transition - Shadrack W. Nasong'o Chapter 3: Religious Groups and Democratisation in Kenya: Between the Sacred and the Profane - Margaret G. Gecaga Chapter 4: The Contemporary Opposition in Kenya: Between Internal Traits and State Manipulation - Adams G. R. Oloo SECTION III: MAJOR CONSTITUENCIES IN THE DEMOCRATISATION PROCESS Chapter 5: Leaders of Tomorrow? The Youth and Democratisation in Kenya - Mshai S. Mwangola Chapter 6: Women in Kenya's Politics of Transition and Democratisation - Shadrack W. Nasong'o & Theodora O. Ayot Chapter 7: Intellectuals and the Democratisation Process in Kenya - Maurice N. Amutabi Chapter 8: The Role of the Police in Kenya's Democratisation Process - Edwin A. Gimode Section IV: Donors and the Politics of Structural Adjustment Chapter 9: Governance and the Politics of Structural Adjustment in Kenya - Godwin R. Murunga Chapter 10 From Demiurge to Midwife: Changing Donor Roles in Kenya's Democratisation Process - Stephen Brown Index; About the Contributors
About the Author
GODWIN R. MURUNGA is a lecturer in history at Kenyatta University, Nairobi. SHADRACK W. NASONG'O is currently Assistant Professor of International Studies, Rhodes College, Memphis.
|Publisher: ||Zed Books Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 13.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.46 kg)|