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Ten Years of the Doctoral Programme at MISR. A Reflection

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Main Author: Mahmood Mamdani
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Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)

ISLAM IN UGANDA. The Muslim Minority, Nationalism & Political Power

This book examines the historical, political, religious, and social dynamics of Muslim minority status in Uganda, and important themes of pre- and post-colonial political community, religion and national identity. 

Main Author: Dr. Joseph Kasule
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James Currey

BOOK: Beyond the Secular: Jacques Derrida and the Theological-Political Complex

Beyond the Secular: Jacques Derrida and the Theological-Political Complex investigates the contemporary relationship between religion and politics through a critical reading of Jacques Derrida’s political thought. Its central claim is that Derrida’s thought offers powerful resources to rethink such a relationship beyond the secular paradigm.

Main Author: Andrea Cassatella
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SUNY Press

Beyond Local Government Reforms: A Case Study of Toro and Kigezi Districts in the Politics of Postcolonial Uganda

Abstract This study contributes to the understanding of ethnicity in local government politics in Uganda. The idea here is to explain how ethnic patriotism was possible under the circumstances in which the colonial mode of governance rigidly recognized only one official identity of the Batoro in Toro. In comparison, the study demonstrates how the response from the colonized in Kigezi set parameters outside the indirect rule politics partly because the colonial mode of governance there was flexible in as far as it recognized the multi-ethnic identity of Kigezi.

Main Author: Evarist Ngabirano
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Ethnic emancipation and conflict escalation in Uganda

This article examines why the emancipation of ethnic groups has failed to address ethnic conflicts in Uganda. Successive Ugandan governments, especially the current regime of President Yoweri Museveni, have attempted to end the country’s history of ethnic strife by creating separate constituencies, separate districts and separate kingdoms for marginalised ethnic groups to free them from the domination of powerful ethnic groups.

Main Author: Dr. Yahya Sseremba
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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
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Lexington Books

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
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Wiley Online Library

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
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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
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African Minds