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Title:The resilience of the past: government and opposition in Kenya
Author:Mueller, Susanne D.ISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies (ISSN 0008-3968)
Volume:48
Issue:2
Pages:333-352
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:government
opposition parties
democratization
political change
political economy
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00083968.2014.971835
Abstract:The article discusses government and opposition in Kenya over the last 100 years. Major democratic changes have occurred, but legacies from the colonial period and Kenya's one-party state endure. Pushback efforts to perpetuate the status quo continue. Subverting formal legal changes, using violence, and polarizing ethnicity are among the means used to consolidate the past. The focus is on the interplay between stasis and change, using comparative political economy theories and similar examples from other times and places. The analysis highlights the resilience of the past and historic barriers to change, thereby raising broader questions and issues that are not well understood. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]
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