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Kenya’s Independence Constitution: Constitution-Making and End of Empire

Social science


by
Robert M. Maxon

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 350 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Kenya’s Independence Constitution, by Robert M. Maxon, details the evolution of Kenya’s constitution during the final stage of decolonization. Starting with the close of the first Lancaster House conference of 1960, Maxon illuminates the many influences that shaped Kenya’s constitution-making. It concludes in 1963, coinciding with the end of empire, when political ethnicity dominated discourse. While the self-government constitution provided for majimbo, or federal constitution, the winning party in the 1963 elections changed the constitution such that federalism’s life expectancy was brief.

Kenya’s Independence Constitution, by Robert M. Maxon, details the evolution of Kenya’s constitution during the final stage of decolonization. Starting with the close of the first Lancaster House conference of 1960, Maxon illuminates the many influences that shaped Kenya’s constitution-making. It concludes in 1963, coinciding with the end of empire, when political ethnicity dominated discourse. While the self-government constitution provided for majimbo, or federal… (more)

Kenya’s Independence Constitution, by Robert M. Maxon, details the evolution of Kenya’s constitution during the final stage of decolonization. Starting with the close of the first Lancaster House conference of 1960, Maxon illuminates the many influences that shaped Kenya’s constitution-making. It concludes in 1963, coinciding with the end of empire, when political ethnicity dominated discourse. While the self-government constitution provided for majimbo, or federal constitution, the winning party in the 1963 elections changed the constitution such that federalism’s life expectancy was brief.

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