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The Rise of a Party-State in Kenya : From "Harambee!" to "Nyayo!"
by Jennifer A. Widner


Overview - Although Kenya is often considered an African success story, its political climate became increasingly repressive under its second president, Daniel arap Moi. Widner charts the transformation of the Kenya African National Union (KANU) from a weak, loosely organized political party under Jomo Kenyatta into an arm of the president's office, with "watchdog" youth wings and strong surveillance and control functions, under Moi.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Although Kenya is often considered an African success story, its political climate became increasingly repressive under its second president, Daniel arap Moi. Widner charts the transformation of the Kenya African National Union (KANU) from a weak, loosely organized political party under Jomo Kenyatta into an arm of the president's office, with "watchdog" youth wings and strong surveillance and control functions, under Moi. She suggests that single-party systems have an inherent tendency to become "party-states," or single-party regimes in which the head of state uses the party as a means of control. The speed and extent of these changes depend on the countervailing power of independent interest groups, such as business associations, farmers, or professionals. Widner's study offers important insights into the dynamics of party systems in Africa.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780520076242
  • ISBN-10: 0520076249
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publish Date: January 1993
  • Page Count: 308
  • Dimensions: 9.34 x 6.34 x 1.02 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.47 pounds


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