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dc.contributor.authorKiruthu, Felix
dc.contributor.authorMbataru, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18T07:15:00Z
dc.date.available2016-04-18T07:15:00Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationResearch on Humanities and Social Sciences Vol.4, No.19, 2014en_US
dc.identifier.issn2224-5766
dc.identifier.issn2225-0484
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/14591
dc.descriptionResearch Articleen_US
dc.description.abstractWhile conflicts are common in Africa, contextualizing them against the backdrop of globalization calls for new research. This paper focuses on the source of conflict in a rapidly urbanizing rural region in Kenya. Specifically, it looks at globalization and conflict in central Kenya. It links the conflict in the county of Nyeri to the emergence of Mungiki vigilantes and armed militias by arguing that economic decline occasioned by collapse of cash crop and dairy farming contributed to the intensification of conflict. The paper found out that there is a close relationship between neoliberal economic policies and origins of conflict in central Kenya. The study was based on content analysis of documents and oral interviews. Oral interviewees were identified through snowballing techniques. The paper recommends that for the government of Kenya to tackle the issue of conflict, focus must be given to economic growth. Unemployment particularly among the youth must be tackled urgentlyen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIISTEen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subjectNyerien_US
dc.subjectConflicten_US
dc.subjectMungikien_US
dc.subjectGlobalizationen_US
dc.titleGlobalization and Conflict in Central Kenya: The Case of Nyeri County, 1980-2010en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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