Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781780323657 Published December 2014 For sale in North and South America only
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Kenya: The Struggle for a New Constitutional Order

Edited by Godwin Murunga, Duncan Okello, and Anders Sjögren

Kenya: The Struggle for a New Constitutional Order

Edited by Godwin Murunga, Duncan Okello, and Anders Sjögren

Distributed for Zed Books

224 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875 | © 2014  
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781780323657 Published December 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781780323664 Published December 2014 For sale in North and South America only
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 a gathering of eminent specialists, this highly original volume interrogates the roots and impact of the 2010 constitution. It explains why 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 national cohesion across the African continent and beyond.
Contents

Towards a new constitutional order in Kenya: an introduction

   - Godwin R. Murunga, Duncan Okello and Anders Sjögren

Part One: 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 print media in Kenya's volatile 2007 post-election violence

   - Sammy Gakero Gachigua

3 Mediating Kenya's post-election violence: from a peace-making 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 Two: 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 the content of the 2010 constitution

   - Godwin R. Murunga

8 Security and human rights in the new constitutional order in Kenya

   - Mutuma Ruteere

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