From Monopoly to Oligopoly of Violence

From Monopoly to Oligopoly of violence - Exploration of four point hypothesis regarding organized and organic Militia in Kenya

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From Monopoly to Oligopoly of Violence

December 11, 2014

Using an imaginative modelling, grounded by a rigorously developed hypothesis specific for the study as well as prevailing theories of crime, the report marshals together quantitative and qualitative data to describe the complex aspects of militarization of the Kenyan society through the emergence of gangs, militias and vigilantes. The report provides a historical sweep through the challenges to the Kenyan state by various armed groups and the ebb and tide of militia formations in post-colonial Kenya.

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