Kenya Between Hope and Despair, 1963-2011

Kenya
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780300194142
  • Druk: 1
  • januari 2013
  • 390 pagina's
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On December 12, 1963, people across Kenya joyfully celebrated independence from British colonial rule, anticipating a bright future of prosperity and social justice. As the nation approached the fiftieth anniversary of its independence, however, the people's dream remained elusive. During its first five decades Kenya has experienced assassinations, riots, coup attempts, ethnic violence and political corruption. The ranks of the disaffected, the unemployed and the poor have multiplied. In this authoritative and insightful account of Kenya's history from 1963 to the present day, Daniel Branch sheds new light on the nation's struggles and the complicated causes behind them. Branch describes how Kenya constructed itself as a state and how enthnicity has proved a powerful force in national politics from the start, as have disorder and violence. He explores such divisive political issues as the needs of the landless poor, international relations with Britain and with the Cold War superpowers, and the direction of economic development. Tracing an escalation of government corruption over time, the author brings his discussion to the present, paying particular attention to the rigged election of 2007, the subsequent compromise government, and Kenya's prospects as a still-evolving independent state.

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2013-01-01
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390 pagina's
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Auteur
Daniel Branch
Uitgever
Yale University Press

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9780300194142

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2013-01-04
Subtitel
Between Hope and Despair, 1963-2011
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