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- ISBN: 9781780323657
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- Publication Date: Dec 2014
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- Pages: 224
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The Struggle for a New Constitutional Order
The aftermath of recent Kenyan elections has been marred by violence and an apparent crisis in democratic governance, with the negotiated settlement resulting from the 2007 election bringing into sharp focus longstanding problems of state and society. The broader reform process has involved electoral, judicial and security sector reforms, among others, which in turn revolve around constitutional reforms.
Written by an eminent gathering of specialists, this highly original volume interrogates the roots and impacts of the 2010 constitution; explains why struggles for reforms were blocked in the past but were successful this time around, and explores the scope for their implementation in the face of continued resistance by powerful groups. In doing so, the book demonstrates that the Kenyan experience carries significance well past its borders, speaking to debates surrounding social justice and discount viagra online national cohesion across the African continent and beyond.
Glossary of acronyms
Towards a new constitutional order in Kenya: An introduction–Godwin Murunga, Duncan Okello and Anders Sjogren
Part 1. Contexts and actors in the making of a new constitution
1. The Protracted Transitions to the Second Republic in Kenya–Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
2. Fuelling the Violence: The Role of Print Media in Kenya’s Volatile 2007 Post-Election–Sammy Gakero Gachigua
3. Mediating Kenya’s Post-Election Violence: From a Peacemaking to a Constitutional Moment–E. Njoki Wamai
4. Instrumentalism and Constitution-making in Kenya: Triumphs, Challenges, and Opportunities Beyond the 2013 Elections–Raymond Muhula and Stephen Ndegwa
5. Revisiting ‘the Two Faces of Civil Society’ in Constitutional Reform in Kenya–Wanjala S. Nasong’o
Part 2. The content, challenges and opportunities of a new constitutional order
6. Constitutions and Constitutionalism: The Fate of the 2010 Constitution–Yash Pal Ghai
7. Elite Compromises and viagra drugs online the Content of the 2010 Constitution–Godwin R. Murunga
8. Security and Human Rights in Kenya’s New Constitutional Order–Mutuma Ruteere
About the contributors
About the Authors
Godwin Murunga is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Development Studies, University of Nairobi and Acting Director, African Leadership Centre. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Global Institutes at King’s College London.
Duncan Okello is currently the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chief Justice, Kenya. He previously worked as director of programs at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Kenya, and as the Regional Director for Eastern Africa for the Society for International Development (SID).
Anders Sjögren is a senior researcher with the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala.