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Ethnicity, State Power and the Democratisation Process in Uganda

Discussion Paper No. 17 (NAI Discussion Papers)

by Juma Okuku

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Published by Nordic Africa Institute .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Uganda,
  • General,
  • Social Science / Ethnic Studies,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages42
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9122189M
    ISBN 109171064931
    ISBN 109789171064936

    An ethnocracy is a type of political structure in which the state apparatus is controlled by a dominant ethnic group (or groups) to further its interests, power and resources. Ethnocratic regimes typically display a 'thin' democratic façade covering a more profound ethnic structure, in which ethnicity (or race or religion) – and not. Democratization: if we take democracy as being on a continuum with low democracy, medium democracy and high democracy as the closet to the democratic dead and, then in reference to Nigeria we can only speak of democratization; which is a form of low democracy tending toward medium with democratic consolidation still for fetched. Size: KB.


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Ethnicity, State Power and the Democratisation Process in Uganda by Juma Okuku Download PDF EPUB FB2

This paper critically reviews the impact of ethnicity on the democratization process in Uganda from colonialism to the present. The paper is divided into four parts. Part one is a theoretical overview of the issues of ethnicity and democratization.

Part two examines the nature of ethnicity construction and expression in the colonial period. This paper critically reviews the impact of ethnicity on the democratisation process in Uganda from colonialism to the present.

The paper is divided into four parts. Part one is a theoretical overview of the issues of ethnicity and democratisation. Part two examines the nature of ethnicity construction and expression in the colonial period.

since ethnicity is made or constructed, it can also be deconstructed by structural changes, which address political, social and economic inequity and imbalances in power in a given society the answer to problems associated with ethnicity, ethnic conflict and militarism in Uganda is good governance and democratisation.

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All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don't worry about it. This site is like a library, you could find million. The problem is not of ethnicity in itself. Ethnicity is more intimately linked to political and economic conditions such as the unequal distribution of and competition for power and wealth.

This paper critically review the impact of ethnicity on the democratisation process in Uganda. In his book titled, Ethnicity, State Power and Democratisation Process in Uganda, Juma Okuku (PhD), a political scientist and senior lecturer at Makerere University, argues that the implementation.

3 This paper reflects on the link between democratization and peacebuilding in Uganda. It seeks to answer the question why democratization in Uganda has not led to the resolution of conflicts. The central argument of the paper is that democratization process in Uganda has focused on building and reforming institutions as opposed to consensus building and conflict by: 5.

ethnicity and Democratisation in africa introduction There is a need for a better understanding of the problems of ethnicity and democratisation in Africa. This is partly because of the tendency to view eth-nic difference as a major cause or driver of civil wars or political instability in Size: KB.

By Paul Mbatia, Kennedy Bikuru & Peter Nderitu I. Introduction: Ethnicity and Multiparty Politics in Kenya By when Kenya’s movement towards democracy had intensified, the ruling party (KANU) decided to extract political mileage from ethnicity.

Many Kenyans thought, perhaps wrongly, that under democracy, there should be competitive politics, that parties would be free to. One of the main features of politics and power in post-independence Uganda is that tension is institutionally enforced between ethnicities.

What Stephen Ndegwa wrote about Kenya is also true of Uganda and many other multi-ethnic African countries that the socially enacted relationship between ethnic identity, authority, and legitimacy competes.

A Political and Economic History of Uganda, – In book: International Businesses and the Challenges of Poverty in the Developing World, pp to hold state power regardless of. By placing ethnic politics and the shadow of coups at the core of rulers’ strategies for political survival in Africa, the book adds significant depth to our understanding of African politics.

Its focus on the importance of rulers’ bargaining over state power as a source of conflict also complements existing explanations of civil war that Cited by: Inthe National Resistance Movement (NRM) leadership took over power in Uganda and sought to entrench a no-party political system.

Additionally, the NRM’s initial preferred electoral system was of individual merit and open competition through lining-up behind a chosen : Godfrey B.

Asiimwe. Dilemmas of democracy and state power in Africa The ‘ethnic group’ is a fundamental metaphor of civil virtue in contemporary Africa. Atlantic Books, ).

[2] Democratization and. However, much of Uganda’s written history is concerned with the politics and administration of Uganda in relation to Buganda, the role of the army in politics etc.

This book handles the situation differently by specifically providing a critical discussion and analysis of the Constitutional Challenges to Democracy in Uganda from Author: Robert Ojambo.

With people-power gaining an ascendency in the universal democratization process all over the world Uganda alone cannot be the exception to the laws history. The possibility, though remote, of forcing Museveni to resign is not a pipe dream any more.

Ethnicity and Democratisation: A Theoretical Overview --Explaining ethnicity --Democratisation --Ethnicity Construction in Uganda: Historical Perspectives --Colonial intervention and the making of ethnicity --Post-colonial practices and the reproduction of ethnicity --The assumptions of the nation-state project and ethnicity --The suppression of political opposition and civil society --Ethnicity, militarism and the rise of an ethnically organised state.

Democracy And Development In Uganda History Essay. The topic of Presentation, is solicited and linked by the presenter, to a variety of suggested development topics, which bear profound concern and relevance to the concept of holistic human development, based on un diluted Democratic Governance.

Ethnicity, state power, and the democratisation process in Uganda. Braamfontein, South Africa: Institute for Global Dialogue, [] (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File:.

There is a potential for violence related to ethnic and tribal tensions in the western districts of Bundibuguyo, Ntoroko and Kasese, near the border with the DRC. U.S. citizens should be vigilant and monitor local media for the latest news.

The Government of Uganda closed the Rwanda-Uganda border for extended periods of time in the last year. clashes of ethnic groups over the control of the apparatus of government for the allocation of the national pie. To this end, this study seeks to do the following: discuss concisely some theories of ethnicity, provide a few examples to illustrate its problems in the democratization process, and suggest ways that it could be ameliorated.

The state of democracy in Africa is one of the most controversial and difficult questions facing the continent today. too much of either can be fatal to the process of democratization. the concentration of power around the president meant that losing parties could expect to be excluded from access to state resources, elections.

resolution of conflicts. The central argument of the paper is that democratization process in Uganda has focused on building and reforming institutions as opposed to consensus building and conflict resolution. The NRA/M used democratic reforms to reconfigure the Ugandan state and politics to consolidate itself in power and to hoodwink western.

NGOs can cultivate supportive conditions for democratic development in Uganda’s Rwenzori sub-region and was conducted between and Rwenzori is an under-researched area of the country and has a history of repeated ethnic conflict, with a legacy that continues to shape political, social and eco.

Analysis - Uganda is currently undergoing an intense debate about ethnicity manipulation and its implications for national unity.

The trigger point for this conflict lies in the history of. multi-ethnic federations established through a process of democratic bargaining (Ibid 22). In contrast, putting together federations like the former Soviet Union established through a ‘heavily coercive effort by a non-democratic centralizing power to put together a multinational state ’ (Ibid 23).

Such federations lack a democratic content. democratization in Africa. Participatory politics grew in the s and s, as the percentage of African countries holding democratic elections increased from 7 to 40 percent and inFreedom House classified eighteen countries on the continent as.

The use by African state elites of arbitrary and repressive measures and their inability to apply governmental regulations throughout the national territory is a sign of state weakness or “softness”.

Paradoxically, the independent African states consolidates power at the political. Uganda s democratic structure was a hierarchy of elected resistance committee representatives that emerged through local rallies.

Museveni, being from a minority ethnic. Scopri Challenges to the Democratisation process in Uganda: Constitutional Challenges to Democracy in Uganda A Dilemma of a Post Colonial African State di Ojambo, Robert: spedizione gratuita per i clienti Prime e per ordini a partire da 29€ spediti da : Copertina flessibile.

Uganda’s economic growth has slowed since as government spending and public debt has grown. Uganda’s budget is dominated by energy and road infrastructure spending, while Uganda relies on donor support for long-term drivers of growth, including agriculture, health, and education.

State formation is the process of the development of a centralized government structure in a situation where one did not exist prior to its development. State formation has been a study of many disciplines of the social sciences for a number of years, so much so that Jonathan Haas writes that "One of the favorite pastimes of social scientists over the course of the past century has been to.

It also looks at the difficulties in achieving national unity in a country divided by ethno-regional loyalties including kingdoms and other traditional centres of power; the division between Buganda and the rest of the country; the division between the north inhabited by Nilotic ethnic groups and the south that is predominantly Bantu; the role.

This paper contributes to debates on the crisis of the African state, particularly the challenge posed by the rent-seeking elite, ethnicity and political violence.

In most accounts, Burundi's persistent civil war fits contemporary discourse of the failed neo-patrimonial state in which opportunistic elites mobilize ethnicity for economic by: Democracy and Governance in Africa Africa's continuing reliance on foreign aid has increased the opportunities for bilateral and multilateral aid agencies to influence policy making in the region.

The major donors have been meeting frequently in order to discuss development and debt problems and to devise aid strategies for African governments. This book is based on workshops held in Benin, Ethiopia, and Namibia to better understand the dynamics of contemporary democratic movements in Africa.

Key issues in the democratization process range from its institutional and political requirements to specific problems such as ethnic conflict, corruption, and role of donors in promoting democracy.

Uganda -- Ethnic Groups. Ugandans can be classified into several broad linguistic groups: the Bantu-speaking majority, who live in the central, southern and western parts of the country; and non-Bantu speakers who occupy the eastern, northern and northwestern portions of the country (who may in turn be sub-divided into Nilotic and Central.

State, Conflict, and Democracy in Africa Richard Joseph 3 The Third Wave of Democratization in Africa: Ambiguities and Contradictions Crawford Young 15 Rethinking Democratic Transitions: Lessons from Eastern and Southern Africa John W.

Harbeson 39 The Reconfiguration of Power in Late Twentieth-Century Africa Richard Joseph Democratization in Africa examines the state of progress of democracy in Africa at the end of the s.

The past decade's "third wave" of democratization, the contributors argue, has been characterized by retreats as well as advances. In some cases, newly established democratic orders have devolved into pseudo-democracies while, in other cases, superficial changes have been used as.

Book Description. It is two decades since the ‘third wave’ of democratization began to roll across sub-Saharan Africa in the early s. This book provides a very timely investigation into the progress and setbacks over that period, the challenges that remain and the prospects for future democratization.

The first four years of independence bore witness to the ‘increasing isolation and eventual eclipse’ of Buganda, and also the establishment of an overtly ‘sectarian government’, dominated by individuals from the North of Uganda.

In a Commonwealth Office Print, published on 26 th OctoberPeter Foster claims Obote’s campaign for national unity was ‘to some extent a euphemism.Introduction to and overview of constitutionalism and democratic governance in Africa Morris Kiwinda Mbondenyi and Tom Ojienda 1 Introduction 3 2 Overview of the book 6 General theoretical perspectives 6 Perspectives on constitutionalism, constitution File Size: 2MB.Nonadoption of a State religion.

Uganda shall not adopt a State religion. 8. National symbols and seals. The national flag, the national coat of arms, the public seal, the national anthem and the seals of the courts of judicature in use immediately before the coming into force of .