Pastoralism and Politics in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia
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192 Pages

21.6 x 14 cm

9 b/w. 3 line. Illustrations

Series: Eastern Africa Series

Imprint: James Currey

Pastoralism and Politics in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia

by Günther Schlee and Abdullahi A. Shongolo

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Examines how the lives of pastoralists in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia are deeply affected by the creation of mutually exclusive ethnic territories and proposes ways to reverse this trend.
This study, based on anthropological field research over a period of thirty-four years, focuses on pastoralism, politics, policies and development in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. The authors present a detailed ethnographic view of recent events of ethnic violence in Kenya and analyse how local patterns of conflict among pastoralists were influenced by both national and regional politics, which have encouraged an increased tendency of territorialized ethnicity. They propose ways of getting out of the ethnic trap and revitalizing a mobile livestock economy in a region where other forms of land use are impossible or much less effective.
A companion volume to Islam andEthnicity in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia, it will be of particular interest to political anthropologists, students of nomadism, pastoral economy ecology, and globalization.

Günther Schlee is director of the Department of 'Integration and Conflict', Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany; Abdullahi Shongolo is an independent scholar based in Kenya.
Introduction - Günther Schlee
Moi Era Politics, Transnational Relations & the Territorialization of Ethnicity - Günther Schlee and Abdullahi A. Shongolo
The Post-Moi Period (2002-2007) - Günther Schlee and Abdullahi A. Shongolo
Feedbacks & Cross-fertilizations: the 'Declaration of Indigenous Communities of Mylae District' - Günther Schlee
Some Comparative Perspectives, Conclusions & Recommendations - Günther Schlee
"The best reference book for political scientists, historians and administrators who seek to understand the critical issues driving conflict and impeding development in any interethnic pastoralist community in East Africa." AETHIOPICA
"Has profound implications for understanding 'tribalism' in Kenyan politics [and provides] invaluable insight into the regional context, as well as useful analyses for those researching ethnic conflict and policy implications in other parts of the world." LUCAS BULLETIN

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Title Details

192 Pages

2.16 x 1.4 cm

9 b/w. 3 line. Illustrations

Series: Eastern Africa Series

Imprint: James Currey