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LegitimacyIn or Out? Emerging Urban Practices of Citizenship in East Africa

Legitimacy: In or Out? Emerging Urban Practices of Citizenship in East Africa [Koechlin outlines novel urban practices in Kisumu, Western Kenya, and explores the relationship between changing urban spaces and urban practices, shedding light on potential urban futures and meanings of citizenship. African cities are transforming rapidly, with high rates of urbanization changing urban compositions and new infrastructure facilitating mobility and financial flows. This is the case not only for Nairobi but also for mid-sized cities such as Kisumu. These changes are compounded by devolution, granting provinces and municipalities new powers. More constitutional reforms are being negotiated, with uneven knowledge and consensus at local level. Arguably, there is not only an institutional disjunction but also a normative and cultural one which, however, opens up new spaces of political claim making and practices of legitimacy.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

LegitimacyIn or Out? Emerging Urban Practices of Citizenship in East Africa

Editors: Pardo, Italo; Prato, Giuliana B.
Legitimacy — Oct 18, 2018

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
ISBN
978-3-319-96237-5
Pages
217 –234
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96238-2_10
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Koechlin outlines novel urban practices in Kisumu, Western Kenya, and explores the relationship between changing urban spaces and urban practices, shedding light on potential urban futures and meanings of citizenship. African cities are transforming rapidly, with high rates of urbanization changing urban compositions and new infrastructure facilitating mobility and financial flows. This is the case not only for Nairobi but also for mid-sized cities such as Kisumu. These changes are compounded by devolution, granting provinces and municipalities new powers. More constitutional reforms are being negotiated, with uneven knowledge and consensus at local level. Arguably, there is not only an institutional disjunction but also a normative and cultural one which, however, opens up new spaces of political claim making and practices of legitimacy.]

Published: Oct 18, 2018

Keywords: Urban Practices; Kisumu; Oflegitimacy; Koechlin; Urban Future

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