(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Ethnicity, corruption and violence in urban land conflict in Kenya

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Univ. of Nairobi, Nairobi, KENYA


The stories of land matters in four lower income settlements in Nairobi, Kenya, drawn from extensive interviews with their occupants and officials and field observations, shed light on the roles of corruption and ethnicity in land conflictsand the character of violence involved. At the same time, they reveal new details of competition for urban land rights. In these cases, land conflict seemed to promote corruption and the use of ethnicity, while corruption and ethnicity were able to alter the relationship of this conflict to violence. There are findings here regarding sources of urban violence in general


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no3 [pp. 2735-2751]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 tabl., 1 carte



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