Ken O. Opalo

Ken O. Opalo
Assistant Professor
 

Assistant Professor


Ken Opalo is an Assistant Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. His research interests include the political economy of development; legislative development; and electoral politics in emerging democracies. Ken’s current book project examines the evolution of legislatures in emerging democracies, with a focus on explaining the observed variation in the institutionalization and strength of African legislatures.


Areas of Expertise: Africa, African Politics, International Development, Institutions, Legislatures, Elections, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana

Publications

Kennedy Opalo. 2012. “”African Elections: Two Divergent Trends,”” Journal of Democracy, Vol. 33, No. 3 pp. 80-93

Kennedy Opalo. 2014. “”The Long Road to Institutionalization: The Kenyan Parliament and the 2013 Elections,”” Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1 pp. 63-77