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2016

Wanyande.  2016.  Devolution and territorial development inequalities: The Kenyan experience. Working Paper Series. 16(187):17.

2012

Wanyande, P.  2012.  Nationalism In Kenya: Weakening the Ties that Bind.. Maseno University Journal. volume 1:pp207-219.
Wanyande, P, Masai WS, Katumanga M.  2012.  Measuring And Monitoring Progress Towards Good Governance In Kenya.. Website

2009

2007

Wanyande, Peter; Omosa, M; CL.  2007.  Governance and Transition Politics in Kenya . Website
Wanyande, P.  2007.  The media in Political Transition. Website
Wanyande, P, Omosa M, Ludeki C.  2007.  Governance Issues in Kenya: An Overview. Website

2006

Wanyande, P.  2006.  Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: A Governance Perspective. In Regional Development Studies. A journal of the United Nations Centre for Regional Development. :pp145-160.
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2006.  Wanyande, Peter, 2006. Electoral Politics and Election Outcomes in Kenya. Africa Development. Special Issue on Electoral Politics In Africa.. Vol XXXI No3, 2006.pp 62-80. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi

2005

PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2005.  Wanyande, Peter, 2005. Refugees and Internally Displaces Persons Phenomenon in Africa: A Governance Perspective.. Journal of the Regional Development Studies, Vol. 10. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi Abstract
Since the 1990s, political discourse in Kenya and indeed in other Sub-Saharan Africa n countries has centred on issues of governance. This is because of the emerging consensus in the country , especially among scholars that the major social economic, political and human rights problems that Kenya is experiencing emanate from the nature of governance in the country(Kanyinga;2001;37).As a result , a number of initiatives to improve governance have been and continue to be undertaken in Kenya. These initiatives cover the four dimensions of governance, namely political, economic, administrative and legal. This chapter provides background material on the nature and trends of governance in Kenya . It highlights the major trends in governance since independence in 1963 , pointing out their impact on society generally and socio- economic development and stability in particular. The approach adopted is historical and examinees the mode of governance both during the presidency of Kenyatta and that of Moi. The final section of the chapter identifies areas of governance that require priority attention for improvement
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2005.  Wanyande, Peter, 2005. The Role of the East African Legislative Assembly. In Ajulu,R. The Making of Region: The Revival of the East African Community.. Institute for Global Dialogue. Midrand, South Africa. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi Abstract
This chapter discusses the expected contribution of the East African Legislative Assembly to the revival and consolidation of the East African Community and the eventual political federation. It also discusses the challenges that the Assembly is likely to face while playing this role. In this regard, the chapter offers some suggestions on how this role can be enhanced. It ends with a brief discussion of the future of the East African Community.
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2005.  Wanyande, Peter, 2005. Evolution of Governance Practice in Kenya. An Overview in Bujra Abdala (ed). Democratic Transition in Kenya: The Struggle from Liberal to Social Democracy.. African Centre for Economic Growth in collaboration with Development Policy Management Forum.. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi Abstract
Since the 1990s, political discourse in Kenya and indeed in other Sub-Saharan Africa n countries has centred on issues of governance. This is because of the emerging consensus in the country , especially among scholars that the major social economic, political and human rights problems that Kenya is experiencing emanate from the nature of governance in the country(Kanyinga;2001;37).As a result , a number of initiatives to improve governance have been and continue to be undertaken in Kenya. These initiatives cover the four dimensions of governance, namely political, economic, administrative and legal. This chapter provides background material on the nature and trends of governance in Kenya . It highlights the major trends in governance since independence in 1963 , pointing out their impact on society generally and socio- economic development and stability in particular. The approach adopted is historical and examinees the mode of governance both during the presidency of Kenyatta and that of Moi. The final section of the chapter identifies areas of governance that require priority attention for improvement

2004

PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2004.  Wanyande, Peter, 2004. Challenging the Political Order: The Politics of Presidential Succession In Kenya. In Bahemuka and Brockington (edited) East Africa In Transition, Images, Identities and Institutions.. University of Nairobi Press. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi Abstract
This paper analyses the politics of presidential succession that occupied the time resources and energy of the political class since the opening up of the political space in the late 1980s and earlyb1990s. The paper has three major arguments. First it argues that the changes that were sought constituted a major challenge to the established political order as it sought to dislodge those in power and to make the government responsive to the citizens. This was being done in a context in which political leaders consider it illegal to challenge those in authority. Secondly the paper argues that those challenging the political order by seeking the presidency faced an uphill task precisely because they were up against a well-established political machine in the name of the Kenya Africa National Union (KANU). Finally the paper argues that the politics surrounding presidential succession gravitated around two major interests, namely ethnic and class interests.
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2004.  Wanyande, Peter, 2004. Decentralization and Local Goverance: A Conceptual and Theoretical Discourse.. Regional Development Dialogue Journal of the United Nations Center for Regional Ddevelopment (UNCRD) Vol, 25, No 1 Spring pp1-13. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi Abstract
This article is a contribution to the debate on the concepts of decentralization and local governance. It discusses some of the major theoretical and conceptual issues that may impact on the practice of decentralization and local governance in Africa. The discussion begins with a conceptualisation of decentralization and local governance and the linkage s between the two, by critically examining some of the assumed linkages between the tow concepts. In particular the article questions the assumption that decentralization will necessarily lead to good governance at the local level This is followed by a discussion of some of the factors that account for the weak support that governments in Sub-Saharan Africa give to decentralization and local governance. In this regard the article identifies some of the challenges to decentralization and local governance that have to be addressed in order to make the process more efficient. The bulk if the discussion takes a more theoretical perspective.
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2004.  Wanyande, Peter, 2004. NEPAD and Security In the IGAD Region. Security In the Age of Globalization.. In Makumi Mwagiru (edit) African Regional Henrich Boll Foundation Regional Office for Eastern Africa, Nairobi.. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi

2003

Wanyande, P.  2003.  Reflections on Electoral Systeme and Practice in Kenya in Hekima . A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Volume 11(May-JULY 2003-1):PP23-25.
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2003.  Wanyande, Peter. 2003. Reflections on Electoral System and Practice in Kenya.. Hekima, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol.11, N umber 1,pp 102-116. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi Abstract

The current electoral system in Kenya was adopted at the Lancaster House Conference in 1962 during the negotiations for Kenya's independence. Numerous laws and regulations that have their origins in the current constitution govern the entire electoral process. Despite these the political and administrative environment often hinders the conduct of free and fair elections in the country, a fact that has serious negative implications for the development and attempts to institutionalise democracy in the country. There has been very weak support to the Electoral Commission by other key stakeholders such as political parties especially since the reintroduction of multiparty politics in 1992.There is an urgent need to re-examine the electoral laws and to empower the Electoral Commission of Kenya in order to improve the management of elections. The ongoing constitutional review provides a golden opportunity for this.

PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2003.  Wanyande, Peter, 2003. Beyond Campaign Rhetoric; The challenges for NARC Government.. Wajibu. A Journal of Social and Religious Concern. Vol.18, number 1-2, May -July.pp 23-25. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi Abstract

The current electoral system in Kenya was adopted at the Lancaster House Conference in 1962 during the negotiations for Kenya's independence. Numerous laws and regulations that have their origins in the current constitution govern the entire electoral process. Despite these the political and administrative environment often hinders the conduct of free and fair elections in the country, a fact that has serious negative implications for the development and attempts to institutionalise democracy in the country. There has been very weak support to the Electoral Commission by other key stakeholders such as political parties especially since the reintroduction of multiparty politics in 1992.There is an urgent need to re-examine the electoral laws and to empower the Electoral Commission of Kenya in order to improve the management of elections. The ongoing constitutional review provides a golden opportunity for this.

PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2003.  Wanyande, Peter, 2003. Affirmative Action for Kenyan Women: An Analysis of the Relevant Provision of the Draft Constitution. In Maria Nzomo (edts) Perspectives on Gender Discourse. Women in Politics: Challenges on Democratic Transition in Kenya.. Henrich Boll Foundation, East and North Africa Region.. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi Abstract
The paper examines the issues of affirmative action as currently provided for in the Draft constitution and seeks to shed insights into the impact of these provisions on the under- representation of women in major decision making state organs and the low level of political participation by women. In short the paper seeks to find out whether or not these provisions will be a panacea to the problems of under representation of women in public decision-making institutions including parliament and local authorities. The paper argues that the proposed affirmative action is major victory for Kenyan women and marks a positive step towards gender parity in Kenyan politics. However affirmative action by itself will not lead to gender parity and solve the political marginalization of women in the medium and long term. It will not result in the nomination of capable and influential women committed to the cause of women. It may in fact be counterproductive in the short and medium run. The women will have to put considerable pressure on those nominated through affirmative action to represent them to do precisely that.
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2003.  Wanyande, Peter. 2003. The Political Context of Governance. In Kenya's Democratic transition Challenges and Opportunities.. African Centre for Economic Growth. Nairobi Kenya.. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi Abstract
This article is a contribution to the debate on the concepts of decentralization and local governance. It discusses some of the major theoretical and conceptual issues that may impact on the practice of decentralization and local governance in Africa. The discussion begins with a conceptualisation of decentralization and local governance and the linkage s between the two, by critically examining some of the assumed linkages between the tow concepts. In particular the article questions the assumption that decentralization will necessarily lead to good governance at the local level This is followed by a discussion of some of the factors that account for the weak support that governments in Sub-Saharan Africa give to decentralization and local governance. In this regard the article identifies some of the challenges to decentralization and local governance that have to be addressed in order to make the process more efficient. The bulk if the discussion takes a more theoretical perspective.
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2003.  Wanyande, Peter. 2003. The Politics of Alliance Building: The Search For Opposition Unity.. Oyugi, Wanyande and Mbai (Edts). The Politics of Transition In Kenya: From KANU to NARC. Book Print, Nairobi Kenya.. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi Abstract
This article is a contribution to the debate on the concepts of decentralization and local governance. It discusses some of the major theoretical and conceptual issues that may impact on the practice of decentralization and local governance in Africa. The discussion begins with a conceptualisation of decentralization and local governance and the linkage s between the two, by critically examining some of the assumed linkages between the tow concepts. In particular the article questions the assumption that decentralization will necessarily lead to good governance at the local level This is followed by a discussion of some of the factors that account for the weak support that governments in Sub-Saharan Africa give to decentralization and local governance. In this regard the article identifies some of the challenges to decentralization and local governance that have to be addressed in order to make the process more efficient. The bulk if the discussion takes a more theoretical perspective.
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2003.  Wanyande, Peter, Oyugi W, and C odhiambo- Mbai . 2003. The Politics of Transition in Kenya: FROM KANU To NARC.. Published by Henrich Boll Foundation Nairobi, Kenya. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi Abstract
This article is a contribution to the debate on the concepts of decentralization and local governance. It discusses some of the major theoretical and conceptual issues that may impact on the practice of decentralization and local governance in Africa. The discussion begins with a conceptualisation of decentralization and local governance and the linkage s between the two, by critically examining some of the assumed linkages between the tow concepts. In particular the article questions the assumption that decentralization will necessarily lead to good governance at the local level This is followed by a discussion of some of the factors that account for the weak support that governments in Sub-Saharan Africa give to decentralization and local governance. In this regard the article identifies some of the challenges to decentralization and local governance that have to be addressed in order to make the process more efficient. The bulk if the discussion takes a more theoretical perspective.

2002

Wanyande, P.  2002.  Joseph D, Otiende. A Biography. Website
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2002.  Wanyande, Peter. 2002. The Public Service and the Politics of Succession. Mute L et al. (edts). Building and Open Society, The Politics of Transition in Kenya.. Claripress, Nairobi, Kenya. pp 157-174.. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2002.  Wanyande, Peter, 2002. Recent Constitutional Developments in Kenya.. In Saida Yahya-Othmos (edt). Politics, Governance and Cooperation in East Africa. Mkuki Ya Nyota Publications, Dar-es-Salaam.. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2002.  Wanyande. Peter. 2002. Joseph D, Otiende. A Biography.. Published under the series . : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi Abstract

The current electoral system in Kenya was adopted at the Lancaster House Conference in 1962 during the negotiations for Kenya's independence. Numerous laws and regulations that have their origins in the current constitution govern the entire electoral process. Despite these the political and administrative environment often hinders the conduct of free and fair elections in the country, a fact that has serious negative implications for the development and attempts to institutionalise democracy in the country. There has been very weak support to the Electoral Commission by other key stakeholders such as political parties especially since the reintroduction of multiparty politics in 1992.There is an urgent need to re-examine the electoral laws and to empower the Electoral Commission of Kenya in order to improve the management of elections. The ongoing constitutional review provides a golden opportunity for this.

2001

Wanyande, P, Njeru G, Mute L, Owiti MOD.  2001.  Civic Education for Marginalised Communities.
Wanyande, P, Odhiambo-Mbai C.  2001.  Public Service Ethics in Kenya. Website
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2001.  Wanyande, Peter. 2001. Management Politics in Kenya\. Journal of African Political Science. Vol. 6, No.1 pp 106-117. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2001.  Wanyande, Peter. 2001.The Practice of Governance.Making Informed Choices.. A Hand Book for Civic Education. Jointly produced by Civic Education for Marginalized Communities (CEDMAC) Constitution and Reform Education Consortium (CRE-CO), Ecumenical Civic Education Programme (ECEP) and the Gender Consortium. Nairobi Kenya. PP. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2001.  Wanyande, Peter, 2001. The Power of Knowledge: The Impact of Voter Education and Electoral Behaviour in a Kenyan Constituency.. In Ludeki Chweya (ed) Electoral Politics in Kenya. ClariPress, Nairobi PP.47-69. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  2001.  Wanyande, Peter, 2001. Governance, Democracy and Development in East Africa. In P. Samanta and Risen (ed).. Realizing African Development - A Millennial Analysis Centre for Indo-African Development Studies, Calcutta PP.1-22. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi

1999

PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  1999.  Wanyande, Peter. 1999. Human Capital Development in Kenya.. Ngethe and Owino (edited) From Sessional Paper No. 10 of 1965. Towards Indigenising Policy Debate in Kenya. A publication of the Institute for Policy Analysis and Research. Nairobi, Kenya. PP 240-266.. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi
PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  1999.  Wanyande, Peter. 1999. Governance and Structural Adjustment In Kenya.. Hyden et al (Des) Perspectives on African Governance. Africa World Press, Inc. PP 105-122.. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi

1998

PETER, PROFWANYANDE.  1998.  Wanyande Peter. 1998. The Significance of Voter Education in the Democratization Process. In The Road to Democracy.. A Publication of The Eastern And Southern African Universities Research Programme. Tema Publishers, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. PP87-104. : Starmat Designers & Allied, Nairobi

1997

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