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Title:Nuyo and the parliamentary constituency project: implications on the role of the social scientist in decision-making
Author:Mujaju, Akiiki B.
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Research and Development
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:social scientists
rural development
youth organizations
Abstract:Focusing on the role of the social scientist in decisionmaking, the author first grapples with some theoretical issues relating to this role, and then relates the issues raised to an examination of two specific cases of decisionmaking in Uganda, the National Union of Youth Organizations (NUYO), created by the Uganda Government, led by the Uganda People's Congress (UPC), in 1964, and the Parliamentary Constituency Rural Development Scheme, again undertaken by the UPC Government, in 1969-1970 and renewed in 1970-1971. The two case studies indicate that it is not easy to talk of a social scientist in the decisionmaking domain. Ethically, there are many social scientists, even over a single issue. The surest way for a social scientist to participate effectively and with emotional satisfaction in decisionmaking is by looking at himself first and foremost not as a social scientist, but as a citizen. Notes, ref.