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Elections provide a tremendous opportunity for national transformation and the pursuit of democratic practice. They can be a moment of national renewal. However, in most of Africa elections are often characterized by violent conflict as politicians seek to capture or maintain power through ethnic mobilization, propaganda and misrepresentation. Considering opportunities offered by information technology especially mobile phones and the discovery of extensive natural resources, Africa has an opportunity to significantly change the lives of ordinary citizens. But this transformation requires that youth are fully √ępresent√≠ in the political, economic, social and cultural arenas. They will need to marshal their energies and stay focused on the things that are important for the continent of Africa. In the case of Kenya, youth should not wait to be invited to take up political leadership. Instead, they will need to invite themselves to the table and take advantage of the opportunity provided in Constitution and demand accountability and transparency in the conduct of national affairs. This book is part of ongoing work at Twaweza Communications in the pursuit of democracy, peace and justice. Themes covered include youth and leadership; elections and peace; youth as peace makers; family and global values among other topics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Statement from The Judiciary
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Part One: Youth Presence in National Agenda
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Chapter One: Youth As Leaders in Kenya: Transforming Society By Building Bridges
  2. pp. 3-35
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  1. Chapter Two: Perspectives on Youth Policies in Kenya
  2. pp. 36-54
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  1. Chapter Three: Socio-Economic Status of Youth in Kenya: Implications for Peaceful Elections
  2. pp. 55-68
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  1. Chapter Four: Opportunities and Challenges for Participation of Young People in the Electoral Process
  2. pp. 69-78
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  1. Part Two: Youth and Peaceful Elections
  2. pp. 79-80
  1. Chapter Five: Economic Implications of Peaceful and Fair General Elections in Kenya
  2. pp. 81-96
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  1. Chapter Six: Social Implications of Peaceful and Fair General Elections in Kenya
  2. pp. 97-107
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  1. Chapter Seven: Role of Political Parties in Ensuring Peaceful and Fair Elections
  2. pp. 108-118
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  1. Part Three: Youth, Leadership and Peace Building
  2. pp. 119-120
  1. Chapter Eight: National Peace and Stability: The Role of Kenyans in the Diaspora
  2. pp. 121-135
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  1. Chapter Nine: Children of the Post-Colony and Violence: Starting from the Hearth
  2. pp. 136-147
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  1. Chapter Ten: The Role of Youth in Trans-local Peace building among Pastoralist Communities in Northwestern Kenya
  2. pp. 148-175
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 176-178
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 196-196
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789966028426
Print ISBN
9789966028372
MARC Record
OCLC
857277744
Pages
194
Launched on MUSE
2013-11-04
Language
English
Open Access
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