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
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