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The Political Economy of Development in Kenya, Paperback / softback Book

The Political Economy of Development in Kenya Paperback / softback


Kenya is a country of geopolitical and economic importance in East Africa.

It shares borders with unstable states such as Somalia and Sudan while being a hub for trade, communication, finance, and transportation across the region.

Although relatively stable since its independence in 1963, the country still faces poverty, inequality, and corruption.

In addition, the contested election of 2007 led to severe ethnic strife that tested its political stability, leading to a new constitution in 2010.

This unique survey by a leading expert on the region provides a critical analysis of the socio-economic development in Kenya from a political economy perspective.

It highlights Kenya's transition from being a centralized state to having a clear separation of powers and analyzes key issues such as economic growth, urbanization, corruption, and reform.

The book identifies Kenya's key socio-development problems and offers solutions to improve both governance and economic performance, making it an essential resource to researchers, academics, and policy makers working on development issues and African politics.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comparative politics
  • ISBN: 9781623565343



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