Date of Award
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Paul Viott, Ph.D.
Robert Uttaro, Ph.D.
Andrew R. Goetz
Development, Museveni, Political economy, Power, Society, Uganda
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.
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Received from ProQuest
Vasher, Nathan, "Museveni's Centralization of Power: The Political Economy of Development in Uganda" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 671.
Political Science, Sub Saharan Africa studies