To what extent did ethnicity and economic issues matter in the 2007 disputed kenyan elections?

Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero

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Abstract

This article assesses the key factors that influenced the intention to vote in the 2007 presidential election in Kenya, using data from a survey and other external datasets. Ethnicity was found to be one of the main factors. However, access to private and public goods, poverty and differences in wealth across ethnic groups also mattered, depending on how the voter claimed to be self-identified. Those who self-identified in terms of their ethnicity were influenced the most by access to services such as schools, health clinics and police stations, evidence suggesting that voters use ethnicity as a proxy to gauge which candidates will give them greater access to services provided by the state. © The Author 2013. Development Policy Review © 2013 Overseas Development Institute.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-320
JournalDevelopment Policy Review
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013

Keywords

  • Ethnic identity
  • Kenya
  • Voting behaviour

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