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Democratization, Sequencing, and State Failure in Africa: Lessons from Kenya

Abstract:

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 emplo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Politics and Int Relations
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Volume:
108 (430)
Pages:
1-26
Publication date:
2008-12-01
URN:
uuid:cb56ad23-2772-4f55-8d92-e2d0d0cfa066
Source identifiers:
105
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daisy:105

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