Effective States and Inclusive Development

Building democracy from below in Uganda

4 March 2015 As much ESID research further attests, despite the widespread adoption of democratic institutions and increased economic growth in much of sub-Saharan Africa, the progress of democratisation and development remains heavily constrained by the persistence of neopatrimonial

Beyond elite bargains: building democracy from below in Uganda

Working Paper 45 Download pdf Sophie King and Sam Hickey Abstract New theories of how democratic development is likely to emerge within developing countries obscure the effects of popular agency, and of ideas, offering an incomplete view of such historical processes and exaggerating t

Undertaking PSR research in Uganda

2 March 2015 By Badru Bukenya. Research projects that rely on elite/expert interviews with government bureaucrats and politicians are quite cumbersome to execute (Lilleker, 2003; Morris, 2009), particularly in developing country contexts. In Uganda most bureaucrats would prioritise ac

Professor William Muhumuza

Role William Muhumuza is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences at Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda). Research With ESID, Professor Muhumuza is working on the Politics of regional inequality in sub-Saharan Africa research project, focussing on Uganda. His research

The political economy of social protection expansion in Africa

Objectives This research analyses the political economy of social protection policy formulation and implementation in sub-Saharan Africa, with a view to explaining variation in national experiences. Cases Five countries have been selected for in-depth analysis, comprising three countr

The politics of regional inequality in sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from Ghana and Uganda

Objectives This project aims to deepen our understanding of the structural underpinnings of spatial inequality from a comparative perspective. It adopts a political settlements approach to investigate the role of politics and power relations in shaping policy reforms and public invest

What does ESID’s new gendered political settlements framework offer feminist analysis?

7 November 2014 By Sophie King. Political settlements analysis has been largely gender blind and, as Professor Sylvia Tamale noted at a recent Gender and Political Settlements workshop in Kampala, can read like Ancient Greek to even the most experienced feminist scholars. So what does

Dr Josephine Ahikire

Role Dr Josephine Ahikire is an Associate Professor in the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University and Executive Chair of the Centre for Basic Research (CBR) in Kampala. Research Josephine is leading ESID’s research project in Uganda on Gender and the Political Settlem

Amon Ashaba Mwiine

Role Amon Ashaba Mwiine is an Assistant Lecturer at Makerere University (Uganda). Research Amon is a researcher on ESID’s Gender and the political settlement project in Uganda. He is also engaged in doctoral research examining the role of men in parliament, which interrogates the legi

Dr Badru Bukenya

Role Badru Bukenya is a lecturer at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration. He is also a Research Associate at ESID, the University of Manchester. Research Badru’s research interests include civil society; the politics of