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dc.contributor.authorCalleb Otieno, David
dc.contributor.authorKabala, Nathaniel
dc.contributor.authorScott-Villiers, Patta
dc.contributor.authorGachihi, Gacheke
dc.contributor.authorMuthoni Ndung’u, Diana
dc.coverage.spatialKenyaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-11T10:04:48Z
dc.date.available2016-01-11T10:04:48Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-11
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/7694
dc.description.abstractHow does a movement for social justice, whose members are mainly drawn from the lower economic strata of society, build and sustain its power in the face of co-option, and social and geographical division? Members of the Bunge La Mwananchi movement in Kenya explored this question using action research. The movement carves spaces for debate and activism in the urban public sphere accessible to the unrepresented masses. The authorities leave these spaces mostly unmolested, in part because co-option by politicians and civil society organisations is as effective at wrong-footing the movement as mass arrests and riot police would be. The research reminded the members that the movement’s power has always lain in its efforts to reach across internal divisions of ethnicity, gender, class and geography. As the research connected the debaters in one site with those in another, it demonstrated how communicative enquiry works to create solidarity within this most grass-roots of movements.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin;47.1
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International licence, which permits downloading and sharing provided the original authors and source are credited – but the work is not used for commercial purposes. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcodeen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en
dc.subjectGovernanceen
dc.titleMen and Women of Words: How Words Divide and Connect the Bunge La Mwananchi Movement in Kenyaen
dc.typeSeries paper (IDS)en
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.teamPower and Popular Politicsen
dc.identifier.doi10.19088/1968-2016.109


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