Advanced

Kenyas konstitutionella process - En politisk berg och dalbana

Nilsson, Caroline LU (2010) STVM01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The Constitution of Kenya has since the day it was created been a subject for discussion, debating about which political system the Kenyans should run. The thesis aims to investigate what problems the current constitution been dealing with and how these problems have lead to the demand for a new constitution and in what way this new constitution differs from the old.
Since independence the constitution has been severely criticized for being amended countless times to concentrate power in the presidency, it’s also been criticized for failing in devolving power to all ethnic groups in the country and to devolve power to the counties. After more than 45 years with a criticized constitution a new was elected in a referendum on 4th of August... (More)
The Constitution of Kenya has since the day it was created been a subject for discussion, debating about which political system the Kenyans should run. The thesis aims to investigate what problems the current constitution been dealing with and how these problems have lead to the demand for a new constitution and in what way this new constitution differs from the old.
Since independence the constitution has been severely criticized for being amended countless times to concentrate power in the presidency, it’s also been criticized for failing in devolving power to all ethnic groups in the country and to devolve power to the counties. After more than 45 years with a criticized constitution a new was elected in a referendum on 4th of August 2010. This new constitution will remove power from the presidency and devolve it to the counties. It will also change the electoral system from the unfavorable majority system, first-past-the-post, to proportional representation, a system that implicates that all ethnic groups will be represented and not just a few.
The thesis analysis these two constitutions from the theoretical framework of Arend Lijpharts Consociational Democracy, where the theory constitutes an ideal model of how a constitution should look like in a pluralistic country. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Nilsson, Caroline LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM01 20101
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Kenya, Constitution, Consociational democracy, Power-sharing, Ethnicity
language
Swedish
id
1652929
date added to LUP
2010-09-13 09:34:46
date last changed
2010-09-13 09:34:46
@misc{1652929,
  abstract     = {The Constitution of Kenya has since the day it was created been a subject for discussion, debating about which political system the Kenyans should run. The thesis aims to investigate what problems the current constitution been dealing with and how these problems have lead to the demand for a new constitution and in what way this new constitution differs from the old.
Since independence the constitution has been severely criticized for being amended countless times to concentrate power in the presidency, it’s also been criticized for failing in devolving power to all ethnic groups in the country and to devolve power to the counties. After more than 45 years with a criticized constitution a new was elected in a referendum on 4th of August 2010. This new constitution will remove power from the presidency and devolve it to the counties. It will also change the electoral system from the unfavorable majority system, first-past-the-post, to proportional representation, a system that implicates that all ethnic groups will be represented and not just a few.
The thesis analysis these two constitutions from the theoretical framework of Arend Lijpharts Consociational Democracy, where the theory constitutes an ideal model of how a constitution should look like in a pluralistic country.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Caroline},
  keyword      = {Kenya,Constitution,Consociational democracy,Power-sharing,Ethnicity},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kenyas konstitutionella process - En politisk berg och dalbana},
  year         = {2010},
}