Lecture by Ambassador Ross from the US, attended by mainly Lecturers from dept. of Political Science and Public Administration
LILIAN TOWERS, UNIVERSITY WAY
On this material day, Plitical Science lecturers led by Dr. Fred Jonyo and Dr. Musambayi Katumanga convened at Lilian Towers to welcome Ambassador Ross, who had just arrived from the airport from the US. He immediately too the audience through the world of space technology and the role that Kenya can play in making the space a safer place for the rest of the international community. The audience, who included the US Embassy Political Officer Mr. Nathan Macklin, were considerably enriched following Ambassador Ross's Lecture. Ambassador Ross also observved that he is looking forward to more future engagenements with the Departmet of Political Science.
Gandi Wing 533 (IDS Boardroom)
THE IMPACT OF NATIONAL SELF-INTEREST ON REGIONAL INTEGRATION: The case of Tanzania and the East African Community
The process of democratic change in Kenya was marked by a transition from a single party to a multi-party system. This was made possible through the repeal of Section 2A of the constitution in 1991, (Oyugi 1999).This change marked the return of competitive politics which was initially suppressed by the Kenya African National Union (KANU) regime which made it illegal to form any other political party, except for KANU. Re-introduction of multi-partism in Kenya hoped to achieve among other things; political competiveness, enhance democracy, improve governance and creation of an organizational frame work within which other parties could contest for power against Kenya African Union (KANU) (Oyugi 1999)
This study seeks to demonstrate the aspect that foreign aid in actual sense does not promote democracy. In retrospect, aid undermines the quality of governance by weakening the institutions of accountability and instead promotes corruption, cronyism and market distortion. Also makes governments more responsible to the donor agencies and governments rather than the citizenry that gave them their mandate. This perpetuates neo~patrimonialism (based on neo-patrirnonialism theory) in most developing countries and especially in Sub-Saharan Africa where leaders establish patronage links with specific bilateral partners.
1.1 Background of the Study
During a single decade, beginning in the late 1980s, initiatives towards democratic reform took place across the world. New constitutional regimes came into being. In countries that were establishing or re-establishing democracies after a period of non-democratic rule, the general public as well as leaders realized that major changes in formal and informal civic education were required to prepare citizens for this social, political and economic order. What those changes should be and how they should be initiated was not clear, however. .
This study set out to determine the impact of refugees on Kenya's economic security. The hypothesis of the study posited that the influx of refugees in Kenya impacts negatively on Kenya's economic security. The study was informed by the theory of structuration. The data that was used in the study was secondary in nature and was collected from books, journals, the internet, published and unpublished works and the newspapers. According to the findings of the study, the rapid increase in the number of refugees in Kenya has minimal effect on the country's economic security.