Studies in the Economic History of Kenya: Land, Water, Railways, Education and Entrepreneurship

Studies in the Economic History of Kenya: Land, Water, Railways, Education and Entrepreneurship

By: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi (editor)Hardback

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This book examines the economic history of Kenya from the colonial period to the present, integrating historical methodologies with those of anthropology, economics, education, geography, history, political science and sociology. The book covers topics that have been ignored by previous texts on economic history of Kenya, such as women, indigenous people (Ogiek), pastoralism, irrigation agriculture, livestock, fisheries, religion, community-based organizations (CBOs), NGOs, education and information and communication technology (ICT).


The Political Economy of Railway Development in Kenya - John M Mwaruvie; Land Problems in Kenya: Population Explosion and Limits of Agrarian Transformation in Western Kenya, 1920-1950 - Martin Shanguhyia; Micro-economic Development in Rural Kenya: The Case of South Nyanza, 1870-1920 - Timothy Onduru; Colonial Legacy and Underdevelopment in Northern Kenya- Maurice Amutabi; Religion, Women and Economic Growth in Kenya - Mary Nyangweso Wangila; The Role of Women Groups in Development in Kenya: The Case of Makueni District - Jacinta Mueni Ndambuki; Feeding the Cities: Gambogi Women Traders and Horticultural Crops in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya - Fibian Lukalo Munoko; Market Women and International Trade in Kenya - Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi; From an Extractive State to a Rentier Economy: Roots of Kenya's Development Impasse - Shadrack Wanjala Nasong'o; Water and Development in Kenya: Problems and Potential- Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi; The Fishing Industry in Kenya: A Window of Opportunity for Development - Peninah Aloo; Irrigation and Agriculture in Kenya: The Case of Narok District - Bramwel Matui and Joshua Kwonyike; The Political Economy of Land Clashes in Post Independent Kenya: The case of the Ogieks of the Rift Valley Province of Kenya - Philip B. Buchere and Fred Jonyo; The Livestock Sector in Kenya - Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi; The Post Colonial Government and the Political Framing of Drought and Hunger in Kenya - Eric E. Otenyo and Esther N. Mwangi; The Miganda Economy and Men's Self-Help Groups in Bungoma Districts, Kenya - Godwin Siundu; Entrepreneurship in Kenya: From Jua Kali to 'Silicon Valley' - X. N Iraki; The Role of Formal Education in Economic Development in Kenya - Jonah Nyaga Kindiki and Ruth Otunga.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773439078
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 740
  • ID: 9780773439078
  • ISBN10: 0773439072

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