Date of Award

1-1-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

First Advisor

Paul Viott

Second Advisor

Robert Uttaro

Keywords

Development, Museveni, Political Economy, Power, Society, Uganda

Abstract

This thesis develops a model of structural power in society that builds upon Weber's notion that several types of power exist in societies and that these types of power operate differently within societies. The purpose of this model is to help explain the political economy of development during Museveni's tenure. The thesis argues that Museveni has centralized power through a complex system of patronage and repression. Furthermore, Museveni's transformation from the leader of a cadre of `new breed leaders' to `just another African big man' results from his choice to centralize power as a means of achieving his revolutionary goals. While this thesis explains how this centralization occurred it does not explain why. The final chapter investigates some theoretical frameworks to explain why it has occurred. The thesis concludes by noting that a combination of these frameworks and the model developed herein offer several avenues for possible further research.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Nathan Vasher

File size

104 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Political Science, Sub Saharan Africa studies

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