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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Electoral democracy in Uganda: understanding institutional processes and outcomes of the 2006 multiparty elections
Editors:Kiiza, Julius
Makara, SabitiISNI
Rakner, LiseISNI
City of publisher:Kampala
Publisher:Fountain Publishers
Geographic term:Uganda
Abstract:This book analyses the institutionalization of democratic practice in Uganda with reference to the 2006 general elections. It is an outcome of a collaborative research project (2004-2007) between Makerere University and the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Norway. The focus of the project was on elections as a 'test' of the strength and legitimacy of political institutions to check executive dominance. The 2006 transitional elections were analysed against the backdrop of the presidential and parliamentary elections that had been conducted over the last two decades. The project focused on four key institutions aimed at securing democratic accountability - the parliament, the Electoral Commission, the judiciary, and political parties. Papers were also commissioned on the roles of women, civil society, the mass media, and security agencies. The book analyses the 2006 elections in terms of the broader process involving the setting of rules for political contests, the registration of voters and parties, the nomination of candidates, the campaigning and voting, the ballot counting and tallying, and the handling of election complaints. Contributors: Clare Pamela Atoo, Siri Gloppen, Emmanuel Kasimbazi, Alexander Kibandama, Julius Kiiza, Anne Mette Kjaer, Sabiti Makara, George Godfrey Okiror, Yasin Olum, Lise Rakner, Sabastiano Rwengabo, Sarah N. Ssali, Lars Svåsand, Robert Tabaro, and Arne Tostensen. [ASC Leiden abstract]