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Title Citizen participation in decision making : towards inclusive development in Kenya / edited by Kimani Njogu ; Catherine Bosire, design and layout ; contributors Alexander Luchetu Likaka [and fifteen others].
Imprint Nairobi, Kenya : Twaweza Communications, 2013.

Subject Political participation -- Kenya.
Kenya -- Politics and government.
Alt Name Kimani, Njogu.
Bosire, Catherine.
Luchetu Likaka, Alexander.
Description 1 online resource (252 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Politics of Exclusion/Inclusion; Multi-Partism and the PoliticalEconomy of Exclusion in Kenya; Introduction; Understanding what political parties are not: A Redundant Note; Reinvention of and Appropriation of Ubuntu Communalism and Ethnic Politics; Closed spaces and Politics of Marginalization; The Leviathan: Closed Spaces and Conflicts; Towards a New Alternative politics for state reconstruction; Notes; References; Natural Resource Governance andMulti-stakeholder Dialogue; Introduction.
Stakeholder Involvement and GovernanceThe development of Natural Governance and Dialogue in Africa; Areas for Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue; Conclusion; References; The Story of Coastal Kenya: Morethan Five Centuries of Externally Crafted and Internally Inflicted Marginalization; Historical Background; The defeat of the Portuguese; Malindis in Mombasa; Religious Marginalization; Political Marginalization; Busaidy Dynasty; Challenged; Land Alienation; The Digo; Land Ownership Marginalization; Marginalization in Education; Discrimination and Marginalization; Suffered Worst.
Kenyatta and Moi: The "Conquistadors"Kaya Bombo and the Mombasa Republican Council; Way Forward; References; Mainstreaming Gender in the Lake Victoria Region for SustainableRegional Development; References; The Politics of Identity; Ethnicity: The Jinx to KenyanPolitics and Economic Development; Introduction; Meaning and Nature of Ethnic Groups and Ethnicity; Genesis of Ethnicity in Kenyan Political and Development Arena; Political and Economic Development participation since Independence; Implications of Ethnicity in Kenya; Conclusion; References.
Deconstructing the Mindset of Poor Communities in the Coast of Kenyafor Socio-Economic DevelopmentIntroduction; Socio-cultural Hindrances to Development in the Coast Province; Formation of Defeatist Beliefs, Attitudes and Perceptions; The Process of Deconstructing the Defeatist Mindset for Development; Methodology of Deconstructing Negative Mindset of the Communities; The Pragmatism of the Deconstruction Process; References; The Change of Gikuyu Value-Systems in Central Kenya: FromPre to Post Independent Kenya; Introduction; Value Systems prior to Colonization; Gikuyu Political System.
The Gikuyu EconomySocial Organization -- The House, Clan and Age-set: Nyumba (Mbari), Mihiriga na Riika; Practical traditional education; Circumcision/incision; Gikuyu family; The Gikuyu after independence; The Gikuyu dilemma in a nutshell; Economic Disempowerment; Political Suspicion; Way Forward; Conclusions; Notes; References; The Kadhi's Court and theConstitution of Kenya; Introduction; Entrenching Kadhi's Courts in Kenya's Constitution; The Bomas and the Wako Drafts: A Critical Assessment; Kadhi's Courts in the Harmonised Draft Constitution and the Proposed Constitution of Kenya.
Summary This book is a result of public dialogue forums in pursuit of accountable and transparent governance in Kenya organized by Twaweza Communications with the support of Ford Foundation. From the convenings it was evident that the stability of Kenya will be driven by the extent to which citizens feel fully included in the development agenda. Quite often, political leaders view the role of citizens in governance as restricted primarily to their participation in the electoral process. This narrow view has led to arrogance and total disregard of citizens after poll results are announced. Under the ne.
ISBN 9789966028464 (electronic bk.)
9966028463 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 876042046
Additional Format Print version: Citizen participation in decision making : towards inclusive development in Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya : Twaweza Communications, 2013 xvi, 232 pages 9789966028433

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