- Ms Christine Bodewes
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- The Catholic Church as a Member of Civil Society in Kibera Slum, 2000–2005
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This PhD investigates what, if anything, a Catholic parish, as a member of civil society, has contributed to the consolidation of democracy at a grassroots level. My research is located in Kibera, a large urban slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Specifically, I analyze three interventions taken between 2002 through 2005: (1) parish-based civic education; (2) a campaign against forced evictions; and (3) a campaign against the sale of illegal alcohol.