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Ken Opalo (@kopalo) ?
Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science
Stanford University

Disciplines:

Political Science


Research Specialties: the political economy of development; legislative development in Africa; regional cooperation and trade in Africa; and elections, governance, and security in the Horn of Africa
Educational Background:
  • B.A. in Political Science from Yale University, 2009.

Professional Biography: Ken Opalo is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. His research interests include legislative development in Africa; the political economy of development; regional cooperation and trade in Africa; and elections, governance, and security in the Horn of Africa region. In 2012-2013, Opalo will be the Susan Ford Dorsey Fellow affiliated with the Center for African Studies at Stanford. He also blogs at kenopalo.com

Website: kenopalo.com
Publications
  • Opalo, Kennedy. 2012. “Elections in Africa: Two Divergent Trends,” Journal of Democracy. Vol. 23, No. 3.
  • Opalo, Kennedy. 2012. “Constituency Service and Incumbent Reelection in Kenya: Evidence from the Constituency
  • Development Fund,” Working Paper.
  • Opalo, Kennedy. 2011. “Ethnicity and Elite Coalitions: The Origins of Elite Political Instability in Africa,” Working Paper.
  • Opalo, Kennedy. 2010. “The Ogaden Region: A Fragile Path to Peace,” The Centre for International Governance Innovation.
  • Ontario, Canada.
  • Opalo, Kennedy. 2011. "Book Review: Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries are Leading the Way, by Steven Radelet, Center for Global Development." SAUTI, Stanford Journal for African Studies.
  • Opalo, Kennedy. 2011. “Wasted Dictatorships: A Reflection on 50 Years of African Independence,” SAUTI, Stanford Journal
  • for African Studies. (Reprinted in the Independent Newspaper, Uganda)
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