Constitutional Law, Democracy and Development

Constitutional Law, Democracy and Development Decentralization and Governance in Uganda

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Synopsis

Uganda, like many African countries in the 1990s, adopted decentralisation as a state reform measure after many years of civil strife and political conflicts, by transferring powers and functions to district councils. The decision to transfer powers and functions to district councils was, in the main, linked to the quest for democracy and development within the broader context of the nation state. This book's broader aim is to examine whether the legal and policy framework of decentralisation produces a system of governance that better serves the greater objectives of local democracy, local development and accommodation of ethnicity. Specifically, the book pursues one main aim: to examine whether indeed the existing legal framework ensures the smooth devolution process that is needed for decentralised governance to succeed. In so doing, the book seeks, overall, to offer lessons that are critically important not only for Uganda but any other developing nation that has adopted decentralisation as a state-restructuring strategy. The book uses a desk-top research method by reviewing Uganda's decentralisation legal and policy frameworks.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781138353473
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 342.6761
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 562g
Height: 163mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 16mm