Militarization in Post-1986 Uganda

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Jude Kagoro

Politics, Military and Society Interpretation

ISBN 978-3-643-90541-3
Band-Nr. 58
Jahr 2015
Seiten 296
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This book discusses the phenomenon of militarization in
post-1986 Uganda. It takes a holistic approach to connect
different facets of militarization: the social and
political; the macro and micro levels; the disguised and
explicit forms. On one hand, the author illustrates that the
military remains a crucial factor of political processes
while on the other showing how military ethos such as
uniform and training are a source of symbolic capital in
both politics and social spheres. Ultimately, the book shows
that militarization is a bi-directional process – macro
politics facilitating it from above, while social forces
such as ordinary people, media, and musicians reproduce it
from below.

Jude Kagoro is a Postdoctoral fellow in the
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) funded project,
„Policing Africa“, hosted by the Institute for
Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS), Bremen
University, Germany.