President Kenyatta’s Anti-Corruption Drive Falters

Nic Cheeseman updates us on recent developments in Kenya, which have left commentators pessimistic about Kenyatta's early push to eliminate corruption. President Jomo Kenyatta has...

On International Day of Democracy

"We have much to celebrate on International Day of Democracy - but we also have much to be concerned about" says Professor Nic Cheeseman....

Five things we have learned about African democracy

Nic Cheeseman discusses five things that we have learned about African democracy in the last twelve months, and what they mean for the next...
By-elections in Kenya

Are elections bad for you?

DiA's Nic Cheeseman discusses the broader impact of political competition - uncertainty, stress, and worse - and asks whether elections are bad for you. As the Kenyan...

Nic Cheeseman launches his new book ‘Democracy in Africa’

This week marked the launch of our co-editor Nic Cheeseman's exciting new text 'Democracy in Africa'. Here, he tells us more about this important contribution...

How to make friends and influence people

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman looks at how Kenya's government can better capture the support and trust of...

Can we protect elections by using new technology?

In a hot off the press - and open access - journal article in Democratization, DiA's Nic Cheeseman argues that the introduction of new...

Is devolution in Kenya sustainable?

Decentralisation has been a hot topic in Kenya for years, but are we asking the important questions? In his regular column for the Daily...

The myth about democracy in Africa

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman highlights the importance of democratic ideas and memories in the ongoing struggles for...

The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa – Talk Announcement

The impact of elections in Africa project featuring Professors Nic Cheeseman, Gabrielle Lynch and Justin Willis will launch its findings on Ghana, Kenya and Uganda...