From protest to proactive action: building institutional accountability through struggles for the right to housing

Abstract

When are struggles for basic rights by weak social groups able to have an impact on public institutions and make them more responsive and accountable? This chapter responds to this question by drawing from the experience of an ongoing struggle by council tenants in Mombasa, Kenya for decent housing conditions, secure tenure, functioning urban services, and an end to the grabbing of public land in the municipality. Owing to copyright restrictions, only the first 3 pages are attached, together with a link to the book at Zed Books.

Citation

Nyamu-Musembi, C. From protest to proactive action: building institutional accountability through struggles for the right to housing. In: Rights, Resources and the Politics of Accountability.. Zed Books, London, (2006) ISBN 9781842775547

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