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Author Carbone, Giovanni M.

Title No-party democracy? : Ugandan politics in comparative perspective / Giovanni Carbone
Published Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 259 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents No-party democracy -- Building a no-party state in Uganda -- The political economy of support for the new regime -- Museveni's political trajectory -- The movement : a partisan organization in disguise -- The state of the old parties in a no-party state -- The electoral politics of no-partyism -- The parliamentary politics of no-partyism -- The demise of a democratic model
Summary Are political parties an essential element of democracy? Or can a no-party system constitute a viable democratic alternative? Giovanni Carbone examines the politics of Museveniʹs Uganda to illustrate the achievements, contradictions, and limitations of participatory politics in the absence of partisan organizations. At a time when multiparty reforms were sweeping the globe, Uganda opted for a controversial, no-party democratic model. The countryʹs politics over the past two decades thus provide the perfect opportunity for addressing the many questions -- theoretical, empirical, and comparative -- that the notion of a no-party system of elected government raises. Carboneʹs analysis of how a no-party electoral regime actually works (or doesnʹt) in Uganda fills a gap in both democracy studies and the study of African politics. -- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-241) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Democracy -- Uganda.
One-party systems -- Uganda.
Political parties -- Uganda.
Uganda -- Politics and government -- 1979-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1626371172 (electronic bk.)
9781626371170 (electronic bk.)