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Elections in a Hybrid Regime. Revisiting the 2011 Ugandan Polls

Par Sandrine Perrot, Sabiti Makara, Jérôme Lafargue et Marie-Aude Fouéré (éds), Fountain Publishers, 2014.
Projet coordonné par l’IFRA-Nairobi., Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique.

How different were the 2011 elections ? Did the political environment in the run-up to the elections restrict the capacity of political organizations to "organize and express themselves" ? Could the relative restriction of civil and political freedoms affect the pattern of voting and electoral outcomes ? Do the election outcomes represent the people’s view ?

To answer these questions, this new book edited by Sandrine Perrot, Sabiti Makara, Jérôme Lafargue and Marie-Aude Fouéré applies a multidisciplinary approach to conducting a multifaceted analysis of the 2011 elections in Uganda. Geographers, demographers, political scientists and anthropologists contribute different in-depth political analyses, rather than partisan opinions and emotional reactions.

The book assesses Uganda’s evolving electoral democracy and provides field-based insights into critical, often underappreciated, aspects of the electoral process.

Contents : - Looking back at the 2011 elections - What we learn from opinion polls about the opposition, the NRM and the regime - Election results and public contestations of the vote - The role of the commercialization of the elections - The media during the elections - The land issue in the Buganda kingdom during the elections - The role of international donors in the elections - The elections viewed from Mengo and Buganda - Peace, security and elections in northern Uganda - Voting in Teso - Culture and politics in the spotlight - From the elections to the Walk-to-Work protests.