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"Chinese Investment in Africa: Its Variegated and Contradictory Character in Relation to Land, Agriculture, Mining and Infrastructure" (2 Contributions from MISR)

Chapter 2: Banjwa Adventino, 2024. "Chinese Agricultural Investments in Uganda and the Paradox of "Idle Land".

Associated Authors: Adventino Banjwa, Clemente Ntauazi, David Muinga, Tendai Gunduza, Freedom Mazwi, Lizzy Banda, Simon Manda, Nkumbu Nalwimba, Nkumbu Nalwimba, George T. Mudimu, Sizo Nkala, Farasten Muzavazi,Blaise Muhire
Main Author: Freedom Mazwi; George T. Mudimu; Kirk Helliker
Year: 2024
Publications: Student

MISR Review 6

Introduction to this Issue The MISR Review 6 has two parts. The first is the smaller, consisting of two review essays from the regular publication program of the journal. Lwazi Siyabonga’s reviews Nigerian sociologist Peter Ekeh’s seminal essay on ‘Colonialism and Social Structure’. Sefa Secan reviews Peter Gran’s 2020 book, The Persistence of Orientalism: Anglo-American Historians and Modern Egypt.

Associated Authors: Lwazi Siyabonga Lushaba, Sefa Secen, Biboswan Bose, Eric Tei-Kumadoe, Hadeel Assali, Jacob Katumusiime, Hardik Brata Biswas
Main Author: Mahmood Mamdani
Year: 2023
Publications: Staff
Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)

BOOK REVIEW: Yahya Sseremba: America and the Production of Islamic Truth in Uganda.

Broadly, America and the Production of Islamic Truth in Uganda is a study on “power and subjection to power, not violent extremism and how it is countered” (p. 9). To this endeavour, the US's global war on terror (WoT) and its corresponding interventions, in this case the Uganda Islamic education (Madrasa) reform proposals, provided Yahya Sseremba with an entry point. In Uganda, the US proposes numerous reforms, among them the idea of homogenising the hitherto diverse Madrasa curricula (pp. 97–109).

Journal Name: Journal of Religious History
Main Author: Adventino Banjwa
Publications: Student
Wiley Online Library

Resisting Degazetting of Forests and the Discourse of Development in Uganda

Muhamed Lunyago, Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) Introduction

Journal Name: African Social Research
Associated Authors: Adam Branch, Marc Lynch, Bienfait Kazamwali Mukamba, Nciko wa Nciko, Loubna Ou-Salah, Eric Suyru, Khaoula Bengezi, Stanley Ebitare Boroh, Amal Bourhrous,Victor Chikaipa, Kitessa Delessa, Jackson Tamunosaki Jack
Main Author: Muhamed Lunyago
Year: 2023
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Gender and the bifurcated state: Women in Uganda’s traditional authority

Abstract This article introduces Mahmood Mamdani’s bifurcated state theory to the study of gender and power. The purpose is to unveil the structure of the state that produces conflicting experiences of elite women in Africa’s two public spheres, namely, the civil realm and the customary domain. In recent decades, privileged women have occupied political leadership positions in Uganda and Africa.

Journal Name: Third World Quarterly
Main Author: Yahya Sseremba
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America and the Production of Islamic Truth in Uganda

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Main Author: Yahya Sseremba
Publications: Staff

Beyond the Secular

Jacques Derrida and the Theological-Political Complex Investigates, through a critical exploration of Derrida's political thought, the foundations of modern secular discourse in relation to issues of race and colonialism. Description

Main Author: Andrea Cassatella
Publications: Staff

The History of Dictatorship: Custom, Authority, and Power in Precolonial and Colonial Uganda


Journal Name: Africa Spectrum
Main Author: Dr. Yahya Sseremba
Publications: Staff
SAGE Journals


Preface We are pleased to give you a copy of the Graduate Student Handbook, which we hope will help both new and continuing students navigate through graduate student life at Makerere University. If you are a new student we are delighted that you chose Makerere University and we hope that your graduate study at Makerere University will meet your expectations. If you are a continuing student, we hope that the coming year will be rewarding and productive.

Main Author: Professor Buyinza Mukadasi
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This handbook is intended to help you navigate through the years of study and research that will lead to an MPhil or Ph.D. degree in Social Studies at MISR. It is hoped that these explanations and the outlining of procedures will help you in planning your studies. The Ph.D. in Social Studies typically requires 2 years of coursework followed by a year of building bibliographies, comprehensive exams, prospectus writing, and grant submissions; 1 year of dissertation research; and 1 year of dissertation write-up.

Main Author: MISR
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