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Democratization, sequencing, and state failure in Africa: lessons from Kenya

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In order to complement ongoing current empirical research, this article draws wider lessons from the crisis that grew out of the disputed Kenyan presidential election of December 2007. Looking beyond the immediate trigger for the subsequent violence - namely, the election itself - the paper instead locates the roots of the crisis within three historical trends: elite fragmentation, political liberalization, and state informalization. The origins of each can be traced to the style of rule empl...

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10.1093/afraf/adn065

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University of Warwick
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Area Studies,School of Interdisciplinary - African Studies
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
African Affairs Journal website
Volume:
108
Issue:
430
Pages:
1-26
Publication date:
2008
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EISSN:
1468-2621
ISSN:
0001-9909
URN:
uuid:8d9f31a7-f97f-4a83-850f-6b0594467060
Local pid:
ora:5302
Language:
English
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