“Hassan looks carefully inside the state and shows that there’s a lot of strategic deployment of particular bureaucrats by politicians. And this happens both during the authoritarian periods, and the more recent democratic periods in Kenyan history. She reminds us that these bureaucrats are often driven by different loyalties. They have different ethnicities. And as a result of their own personal positions, and because of different relationships to politicians, you see a lot of variation in state capacity within a country.” Read more...
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