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"When they talk people listen": Perception of power among Luo women in Kenya
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis examines perceptions of political power among Luo women in Kenya. The research was conducted in the autumn of 2015 and founded by a MFS-scholarship from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The research examines the hypotheses that there are three factors that affect women’s chances to get political power, namely: education, economy and social capital. Through qualitative methods 20 respondents were interviewed. The results show that all three factors were recognized as important. To get power the respondents experienced that you have to take part in a reciprocal pattern. You have to give money, help or knowledge, and with higher education, good economy or a lot of social capital, you will have easier to offer those things.         

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2015. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Perceptions: Power: Women: Kenya:
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-274176OAI: diva2:895904
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Political Science
Educational program
Freestanding course
Available from: 2016-01-20 Created: 2016-01-19 Last updated: 2016-01-20Bibliographically approved

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