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  1. Attempts to Create an Inter-Ethnic and Inter-Generational 'National Culture' in Kenya.Gail Presbey - 2012 - Diogenes 59 (3-4):48-59.
    The challenges of building community based on a common identity that also respects differences has two different kinds of chasms to cross. There is the division of ethnic groups, and there is also the generational gap. Given recent problems of ethnic violence that broke out during the December 2007 elections, can contemporary Kenyans build community, coming to common understanding with others on issues such as value and identity? This is not a new problem. It has often been expressed as the (...)
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  • Unfair Distribution of Resources in Africa: What Should Be Done About the Ethnicity Factor?Gail M. Presbey - 2003 - Human Studies 26 (1):21-40.
    Focusing on the case of Kenya, the extent to which national resources are distributed through ethnic favoritism is documented. The article looks briefly at Chabal and Daloz who seem to argue that Africans prefer to distribute their good according to ethnic favoritism; this view is debunked. I argue that seeming cooperation with such maldistribution is due more to frustration with lack of alternatives than to genuine enthusiasm. Based on research from Kenya, the article looks at two broad proposals to solve (...)
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