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Consensus and the party system in Uganda

Akiiki Bomera Mujaju

Consensus and the party system in Uganda

by Akiiki Bomera Mujaju

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Published by Orbitas Publishers (U) Ltd. in Kampala, Uganda .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAkiiki Bomera Mujaju.
SeriesPolitical science monographs series ;, no. 1
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 92/16569 (J)
The Physical Object
Pagination42 p. ;
Number of Pages42
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1848080M
LC Control Number89980944

  Party System Change, the European Crisis and the State of Democracy and focusing on the ‘parameters’ of party system change, this book seeks to fill an important gap in the literature through a comparative analysis of the evolution of party systems in Europe over the last decades. The Phoenix of consensus democracy. Party system. the two-dominant-party system has been fiercely adversarial, violent, and incapable of tolerating democratic choice that goes against the incumbent rulers of the island. Here Zanzibar has much in common with Ethiopia and Uganda. Of the five countries, only in Kenya has there been a peaceful change of government from one ruling party to.

Systems usually have a general consensus, or agreement, among citizens about the basic principles of government Two-party system. Use of single-member districts promotes this party system. Two-party system. Voters are given an "either or" choice. Two-party system. Tends to enhance government stability. Two-party system. Politics book. The loss of the election to Richard Nixon sent the Democratic Party leadership on a long soul searching quest, in which the new social forces represented by professional and academic elites wrestled the control of the party from the labor unions and tied it to the socio-economic classes created by the “New Economy” – financial professionals and information technology specialists/5().

In , the National Resistance Movement (NRM) leadership took over power in Uganda and sought to entrench a no-party political system. Additionally, the NRM’s initial preferred electoral system was of individual merit and open competition through lining-up behind a chosen candidate. The Sixth Party System is characterized by an electoral shift from the electoral coalitions of the Fifth Party System during the New Deal: the Republican Party became the dominant party in the South, rural areas, and suburbs; while the Democratic Party increasingly started to assemble a coalition of African-Americans, Latinos and white urban progressives.


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Consensus and the party system in Uganda by Akiiki Bomera Mujaju Download PDF EPUB FB2

The eight contributors including Professor Ali Mazrui, examine the case for and against multipartyism, the justification for no-party democracy as well as its myths and realities, and the wider ideological implications of movement politics in the Great Lakes region. They also explore the possibilities of bridging the gap between movementists and multipartyists in order to adopt a political system based on the.

Some philosophers on the African continent and beyond are convinced that consensus, as a polity, represents the best chance for Africa to fully democratise.

In Consensus as Democracy in Africa, Bernard Matolino challenges the basic assumptions built into consensus as a social and political theory.

Although Uganda ex hibits all t he characteristics of a dominant party system, the stre ngth of the ruling party NRM has steadily declined from a high of % of the vote for president MuseveniAuthor: Josh Maiyo. party state—the only party remaining being the Kenya African National Union (KANU).

Uganda too had in effect become a de facto one-party state in with the disappearance of the Kabaka Yekka (KY) and the Democratic Party (DP).

President Obote's Uganda Peoples' Congress (UPC) remained the only party in the national politics of Uganda. Party systems are crucial elements for the functioning of political systems and representative democracies. With several European countries experiencing significant changes recently, it is necessary to update our knowledge.

This volume analyses party system changes in Europe in the 21st century by. 2 See Article 70 of The Constitution of Uganda ; 3 Adedeji (): ; 5 Uganda was particularly affected by the postcolonial leadership that pursued zero sum politics.

The country suffered the intolerance of one- partyism in the s, the notorious and murderous military regime of Idi Amin in the s as well as the unstable and strife-ridden government of the second Obote government.

This article examines the correlation between economic development and the party system. More specifically, it considers the extent to which certain features of the party system should be included on the right-hand side of development regression equations, or whether the party system should be taken into account when selecting cases for a qualitative study of development.

Despite this, Uganda still has a de-facto one-party dominant political system and a polarized political landscape more than 10 years later, with Museveni still holding the presidency. Opposition parties only have a limited ability and space to influence the political reform agenda. an effective party system cap able of structuring the part icipation of new groups in politics” (Huntington ).

La Pa lombara and Weiner () devised a. The majoritarian model is characterized by a two-party system in which the two large parties differ mainly on socioeconomic issues. The consensus model accommodates a larger number of significant parties and a larger number of issues differentiating them, such as religious and cultural issues in addition to socioeconomic ones.

election in Uganda as one characterised by bribery, intimidation and 3 G. Kanyeihamba (), Kanyeihamba’s Commentaries on Law, Politics and Governance, Renaissance Media Ltd, Kampala, p 4 Benjamin Odoki (), The Search for a National Consensus: The Making of the Uganda Constitution, Fountain Publishers, Kampala, p.

Book Description. Drawing on the work of Arend Lijphart, this book focuses on consensus democracies. These democracies entail a complex set of democratic institutional and conventional arrangements and can be regarded as a product of path-dependent development.

Buy books, tools, case studies, and articles on leadership, strategy, innovation, and other business and management topics Uganda and the Washington Consensus.

much of the world has heaped praise on Uganda for transforming its economy from devastation to growth and managing the ethnic and racial strife that has divided the country in Missing: party system. Summary: Wiredu discusses the use of the consensus principle for political theory and practice in Africa.

The consensus principle used to be widespread in African politics, and Wiredu elaborates on the example of the traditional political system of the Ashantis in Ghana as a possible guideline for a recommendable path for African politics.

Uganda after Amin Tanzania left an occupation force in Uganda that participated in the looting of Kampala. Yusufu Lule was installed as president but was quickly replaced by Godfrey Binaisa. The UNLF, suffering from internal strife, was swept out of power by Milton Obote and his party, the Uganda People's Congress.

Nonetheless, the emergence of more than one recognised political grouping and the appearance of multi-party politics, as is the case now in Uganda, is not necessarily the same as democracy. There is thus a hazardous tendency to call a system ‘democratic’ simply because the incumbent government (in this case, NRM-O) says that it is.

Search within book. Front Matter. Pages i-xviii. PDF. Introduction: Political Parties and the British Party System. The Party System and Consensus Politics, – Front Matter.

Pages PDF. Party Politics in War, –5. Alan R. Ball. Pages There is a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is given to both the government and the National Assembly. The system is based on a democratic parliamentary system with equal rights for all citizens over 18 years of age.

The Economist Intelligence Unit rated Uganda a "hybrid regime" in Kwasi Wiredu: "Democracy and Consensus in African Traditional Politics. A Plea for a Non-party Polity". In this Issue. Article. 1 I n two recent publications, Kwame Gyekye and Kwasi Wiredu, two prominent African philosophers, make a case for the relevance of traditional political ideas in contemporary African life.

1 For Gyekye, there was a democratic order in pre-colonial Africa, the. party system; and four are dominant-authoritarian party systems.4Twenty party systems in Africa can be considered stable party systems.

Of these, eleven operate in a nondemocratic context and therefore need to be clas-sified as hegemonic party systems (i.e., Sartori’s terminology for domi-nant-authoritarian systems in structured circumstances). Is consensus itself truly a democratic system?

Is consensus sufficiently different from the one-party system? In taking up these issues and others closely associated with them, Matolino shows that consensus as a system of democracy encounters several .The book explains the essence of democracy and all its main facets.

There is a strong sense of structure in the text. The author brings forth the two different types of democracy: majoritarian and consensus - and introduces the readers to the 36 democracies he uses in his case studies, examples, and as his correlational s:   Splits, pivots, last-minute votes and blocked plumbing.

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