Seminar: "Politics, the State and Limits of Oil-Led Development in Uganda" by Dr. Okuku Juma

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015 -
2:15pm to 5:15pm

Dr. Juma Anthony Okuku is a Lecturer of Political Economy, Department of Political Science, Makerere University.  His primary sectoral areas of expertise are democratization and development. He has done research in Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Northern Uganda focussing on development Intervention Options.


The confirmation of commercially viable oil reserves in Uganda in 2006, raised the potential for oil-led development for the country.  Uganda is yet to drill her oil, nine years later. The determinism and the pessimism about oil-led development in developing countries in much of resource curse literature is rejected and instead contend that the oil resource should be viewed as an opportunity for poor states to grow economically and establish conditions for sustained development. The nature of politics, the exercise of state power and the institutional arrangements around the oil production and revenue utilisation could be significant determinants whether a country’s oil results in positive or negative development-outcomes.

Hard copies of the papers are available from the MISR Library. Attendance is open to the public.

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MISR Seminar Room 1
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