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The 2007 general elections in Kenya led to major unrest. The aim of this book is to examine and analyse the events that set the country on fire for several weeks. The situation has largely stabilised since April 2008, when the articles collected in this book were first individually published. Some political information has been updated post April 2008. The coalition government took shape with Mwai Kibaki remaining President while Raila Odinga became the Prime Minister. The country however remains in suspense, as do the donors who had made it possible for Kenya to restore a semblance of peace. But to what point will they be interested in investing in the country and to protect their place in it? The collection comprises a translation of a special issue of Les Cahiers d'Afrique de l'Est, n?37, the journal of the Institut Fran?ais de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA) and a collection of articles from Politique Africaine, n?109. On site researchers - Bernard Calas, Anne Cussac, Dominique Connan, Musambayi Katumanga, J?r?me Lafargue, and Patrick Mutahi; fieldwork carried out between December 2007 and February 2008 by Florence Brisset-Foucault, Ronan Porhel, Brice Rambaud; and in-depth country knowledge by Claire M?dard and Herv? Maupeu, combined to produce a mass of data within a short time. Whilst the tone of the book is not highly optimistic, the thrust is not intended to dampen the unanimous sense of hope in the country that the political and social situation will once more be more than just tolerable.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. A Country in Suspense: Political fallouts and popular anxiety
  2. pp. 3-11
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  1. Kenya in Turmoil: Post-election violence and precarious pacification
  2. pp. 13-32
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  1. PART I: THE ELECTORAL CAMPAIGN
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  1. “KIBAKI TENA?”: The challenges of a campaign
  2. pp. 35-54
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  1. CAUGHT BETWEEN INFORMATION ANDCONDEMNATION: The Kenyan media in the electoral campaigns of December 2007
  2. pp. 55-103
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  1. THE ELECTORAL CAMPAIGN ON TELEVISION: Communication strategies and models of democracy
  2. pp. 105-143
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  1. THE POLLING DEBATE IN KENYA’S 2007 ELECTIONS
  2. pp. 145-162
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  1. PART II: VIOLENCE IN THE POST-ELECTION PERIOD
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  1. FROM RIGGING TO VIOLENCE: Mapping of political regression
  2. pp. 165-185
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  1. REVISITING POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE
  2. pp. 187-223
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  1. THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE POLITICAL CRISIS
  2. pp. 225-250
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  1. INSTITUTIONAL SHORTFALLS AND A POLITICAL CRISIS
  2. pp. 251-277
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  1. THE ROLE OF RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
  2. pp. 279-307
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  1. THE HUMAN RIGHTS CIVIL SOCIETY: Social powerlessness and the quest for political legitimacy
  2. pp. 309-337
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  1. ELECTED LEADERS, MILITIAS AND PROPHETS: Violence in Mount Elgon (2006–2008
  2. pp. 339-361
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  1. PART III: FINAL REMARKS
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  1. KEY ISSUES IN DISENTANGLING THE KENYAN CRISIS: Evictions, autochthony and land privatization
  2. pp. 365-381
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  1. GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
  2. pp. 382-384
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789987081035
Related ISBN
9789987080199
MARC Record
OCLC
715160685
Pages
396
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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