Are political parties an essential element of democracy? Or can a no-party system constitute a viable democratic alternative? The book examines the politics of Museveni’s Uganda to illustrate the achievements, contradictions, and limitations of participatory politics in the absence of partisan organizations. At a time when multiparty reforms were sweeping the globe, Uganda opted for a controversial, no-party democratic model. The country’s politics over the past two decades thus provide an extraordinary opportunity for addressing the many questions—theoretical, empirical, and comparative—that the notion of a no-party system of elected government raises. This analysis of how a no-party electoral regime actually works (or doesn’t) in Uganda fills a gap in both democracy studies and the study of African politics.
|Titolo:||No-party democracy? : Ugandan politics in comparative perspective|
|Autori interni:||CARBONE, GIOVANNI MARCO (Primo)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Parole Chiave:||Uganda ; Africa ; political parties ; democratization|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica|
|Citazione:||No-party democracy? : Ugandan politics in comparative perspective / G. Carbone. - Boulder : Lynne Rienner, 2008. - ISBN 9781588266309.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||05 - Volume|