Militarization in Post-1986 Uganda

Politics, Military and Society Interpretation

By Jude Kagoro

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 realms, the macro and micro levels, the disguised and explicit forms. On one hand, the book illustrates that the military remains a crucial factor of political processes, while on the other hand 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, where macro politics facilitate it from above, while social forces - such as ordinary people, media, and musicians - reproduce it from below. (Series: Contributions to Research on Africa / Beitrage zur Afrikaforschung - Vol. 58) [Subject: African Studies, Military Studies, Politics, Sociology]

Publication Date: 2/11/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643905413