Planned and Emergent Change Approaches in Building a Democratic Nation: Lessons from Kenya’s Parliament

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dc.contributor.author Ethuro, David E.
dc.contributor.author Nyambegera, Stephen M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-29T13:09:45Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-29T13:09:45Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/4251
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper reviews the role of parliament in the democratization of a nation through the prism of Organization Development and Leadership using planned and emergent change models. It examines the role of the Kenyan parliament in supporting democracy and good governance for national development due to the planned and emergent changes that have taken place overtime. The paper notes that the processes of legislative development and democratization in Kenya have been long, winding and intertwined. In the year 2000, the approach of planned change is visible when Parliament commenced a reform process to build the capacity for its members to discharge their constitutional mandate, a project that was supported by State University of New York. During this phase, piecemeal changes were introduced to parliament though with resistance from the politics that was at play. The emergent Change phase came about with the promulgation of a new Constitution in 2010 creating a second chamber of parliament, the Senate, as well as increased the number of the Members of the National Assembly and created the offices of Woman Representatives. The paper concludes that there was interplay between planned and emergent change hence, a need to use planned and emergent change processes concurrently. Thus, the authors suggest that leaders should no longer be considered solely as initiators and implementers of pre-planned organizational change; nor should they be seen solely as reactive agents to emergent change forces, rather they should develop the ability to connect the two to create synergy. The paper calls for researchers to empirically study this phenomenon in order to authenticate these observations in Kenya and in other democracies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Research and Analysis Journals en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International journal of management and economics invention Volume 3, Issue 01, Pages-1156-1167, Jan -2017;
dc.subject Change en_US
dc.subject Planned Change en_US
dc.subject Emergent Change en_US
dc.subject Kenya en_US
dc.subject Constitution en_US
dc.subject Bicameral en_US
dc.subject Parliament en_US
dc.subject Democracy en_US
dc.title Planned and Emergent Change Approaches in Building a Democratic Nation: Lessons from Kenya’s Parliament en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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