Corruption, Conflict and Cities in East and West Africa

The project explores the role of corruption in urban politics in Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire. In particular, it seeks to illuminate the relationship between corruption, conflict and political transformations in urban contexts. A key research interest is under which conditions do legitimate and inclusive urban politics emerge and stabilise in post-conflict societies.

Two PhD candidates will be employed in this project. Based on qualitative, interpretive and comparative methodology, the fieldwork will be undertaken in Côte d’Ivoire (Bouaké and Korhogo) and Kenya (Eldoret and Kisumu). Each PhD project will focus on one of these countries, in ongoing collaboration with the full research team.


Research Group:
Political Transformations

Prof Till Förster and Lucy Köchlin, PhD

SNF, 2014-2016

Contact Lucy Koechlin