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The Resource Power and the presidency in Kenya : The Jomo Kenyatta years, Anaïs Angelo

Power and the presidency in Kenya : The Jomo Kenyatta years, Anaïs Angelo

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Power and the presidency in Kenya : The Jomo Kenyatta years
Title
Power and the presidency in Kenya
Title remainder
The Jomo Kenyatta years
Statement of responsibility
Anaïs Angelo
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In December 1963, Kenya formally declared its independence yet it would take a year of intense negotiations for it to transform into a presidential republic, with Jomo Kenyatta as its first president. Archival records of the independence negotiations, however, reveal that neither the British colonial authorities nor the Kenyan political elite foresaw the formation of a presidential regime that granted one man almost limitless executive powers. Even fewer expected Jomo Kenyatta to remain president until his death in 1978. Power and the Presidency in Kenya reconstructs Kenyatta's political biography, exploring the links between his ability to emerge as an uncontested leader and the deeper colonial and postcolonial history of the country. In describing Kenyatta's presidential style as discreet and distant, Angelo shows how the burning issues of land decolonisation, the increasing centralisation of executive powers and the repression of political oppositions shaped Kenyatta's politics. Telling the story of state building through political biography, Angelo reveals how historical contingency and structural developments shaped both a man and an institution - the president and the preside
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Angelo, Anaïs
Dewey number
967.6204
Index
index present
LC call number
DT433.583
LC item number
.A64 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
African studies series
Series volume
146
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kenyatta, Jomo
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
Label
Power and the presidency in Kenya : The Jomo Kenyatta years, Anaïs Angelo
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Oct 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Kenyatta's Stateless Political Imagination -- From Prison to Party Leader, an Ambiguous Ascension (1958-1961) -- Kenyatta, Land, and Decolonization (1961-1963) -- Independence and the Making of a President (1963-1964) -- Kenyatta, Meru Politics, and the Last Mau Mau (1961/3-1965) -- Taming Oppositions: Kenyatta's "Secluded" Politics (1964-1966) -- Ruling over a Divided Political Family (1965-1969) -- "Kenyatta Simply Will Not Contemplate His Own Death" -- (1970-1978) -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781108625166
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108625166
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Power and the presidency in Kenya : The Jomo Kenyatta years, Anaïs Angelo
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Oct 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Kenyatta's Stateless Political Imagination -- From Prison to Party Leader, an Ambiguous Ascension (1958-1961) -- Kenyatta, Land, and Decolonization (1961-1963) -- Independence and the Making of a President (1963-1964) -- Kenyatta, Meru Politics, and the Last Mau Mau (1961/3-1965) -- Taming Oppositions: Kenyatta's "Secluded" Politics (1964-1966) -- Ruling over a Divided Political Family (1965-1969) -- "Kenyatta Simply Will Not Contemplate His Own Death" -- (1970-1978) -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781108625166
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108625166
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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