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The MISR Review No.2

This issue marks a step in that long journey. The bulk of the issue draws on chapters from doctoral thesis successfully defended over the past year. Haydee Bangerezako’ essay, Indirect Writing and the Construction of Burundi’s History, analyzes history writing in the era of colonial indirect rule. Because it borrowed its categories and conceptions from the colonial project, Bangerezako dubs this genre of writing ‘indirect history.’ The essay focuses on the narratives produced by African chiefs reinterpreting the past within the colonial epistemological framework.

Journal Name: MISR Review
Associated Authors: Haydee Bangerezako, Yonas Ashine, Lisa Damon, Joseph Kasule, Lyn Ossome, Samson A. Bezabeh, Mahmood Mamdani
Year: 2018
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Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)

The Impact of Governance on Research in Ugandan Universities


Journal Name: MISR Working Papers
Main Author: A.B.K. Kasozi
Year: 2017
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Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)

Gender, Ethnicity, and Violence in Kenya’s Transitions to Democracy: States of Violence

Gender, Ethnicity, and Violence in Kenya’s Transitions to Democracy : States of Violence - Lyn Ossome

Year: 2018
Publications: Staff
Lexington Books

MISR Working Paper No 30: Yemeni Diaspora, Law and Colonial Social Order in 1930 Djibouti.

Recent scholarship on Africa recognizes the relevance of looking at the connection between Africa and the Indian Ocean realm. Focusing on one of the well-known diaspora in this region, the Yemenis, this study examines the interaction/interface between Yemeni diaspora property management (inheritance) and the colonial social order in Djibouti.

Journal Name: MISR Working papers
Main Author: Andrea Cassatella
Year: 2017
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Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)

Reading Ibn Khaldun in Kampala

Why would reading of Muqaddimah by teachers and students in the PhD program at Makerere Institute of social Research (MISR) be of interest to a wider audience? Alternatively, Why would a reading of a 14th century North African text be of interest to academics in 21st -century Kampala? Both questions belong to a wider reflection on the subject of universalization and particularization as aspects of a single process. The universalization of particular modes of thought goes alongside the particularization of other modes of thought.

Journal Name: Journal of Historical Sociology
Year: 2017
Publications: Staff
Wiley Online Library

MISR Working Paper No. 29: MISR Views on the National Discussion on Makerere University


Journal Name: MISR Working Papers
Main Author: A.B.K Kasozi & Mahmood Mamdani
Year: 2016
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Arab Diasporas in Geopolitical Spaces

ABSTRACT This article argues that imperial geopolitical contestations were important for the transnational existence of Muslim diasporas of Djibouti during the interwar years (1919-1939). The author examines global geopolitical processes as part of his analysis of diasporic formation in the region. Contemporary studies of the Indian Ocean have viewed diasporas as creating connections between Oceanic systems and focused on discourses, networks, genealogy and cosmopolitanism to explain transnational existence.

Journal Name: Cahiers d’Études africaines
Main Author: Andrea Cassatella
Year: 2017
Publications: Staff

North-South Knowledge Networks: Towards Equitable Collaboration Between Academics, Donors and Universities

A link to the PDF version of the book is up on the publishers’ website. You can find it at: https://t.co/7o36OKyQty. Alternatively, you can visit the publisher’s website at www.africanminds.co.za and search for the title from there.

Associated Authors: Mahmood Mamdani, ABK Kasozi
Main Author: Edited by Tor Halvorsen and Jorun Nossum
Year: 2017
Publications: Staff
African Minds

The National Council for Higher Education and the Growth of the University Sub-sector in Uganda, 2002-2012

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and the Growth of the University Sub-sector in Uganda, 2002-2012, narrates the experience of the Uganda NCHE in the establishment, development and regulation of higher education institutions in Uganda from 2002 to 2012. In this period, student numbers in higher education institutions increased from about 65,000 to some 200,000 and university institutions from about ten to more than triple the number.

Main Author: A.B.K.Kasozi
Year: 2017
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CODESRIA

MISR Working Paper No. 28: Commentaries on Professor Sylvia Tamale’s Inaugural Lecture, “Nudity, Protest and the Law in Uganda,” School of Law, Makerere University

Note: This paper was co authored by Dr. Samson Bezabeh, Dr Lyn Ossome and Prof. Mahmood Mamdani.  

Journal Name: MISR Working Papers
Associated Authors: Dr Samson Bezabeh, Dr Lyn Ossome, Prof. Mahmood Mamdani
Main Author: Bezabeh, Ossome & Mamdani
Year: 2017
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Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)