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Title:Democracy, Inequality and Social Policy in Uganda: An Assessment of Government Initiatives on Poverty Eradication
Author:Barya, John-Jean
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Uganda
East Africa
income distribution
Politics and Government
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Management, Public Administration
social policy
social stratification
Poverty alleviation
Government programmes
Abstract:This article is based on a study of the nature of poverty and social inequality and the role of the struggle for democracy in Uganda. The study invesitgated the following questions: What is the role of the current political system (so-called 'Movement' democracy) in providing the requisite framework and solutions to poverty and inequality? What political constraints and options face Uganda in the next decade and beyond in attempting to address the issues of poverty and inequality? What capacity (technical and political) does the Ugandan State possess in order to advance/construct the requisite social policies that would tackle the problems of poverty and inequality? What studies are still required to answer these questions? In addressing these questions, the article gives some background to an examination of the roots of poverty and inequality, discusses trends since 1986, and provides some conclusions and recommendations. Notes, ref.