Military Rule in Uganda: The Politics of Survival

@article{Ravenhill1974MilitaryRI,
  title={Military Rule in Uganda: The Politics of Survival},
  author={Frederick John Ravenhill},
  journal={African Studies Review},
  year={1974},
  volume={17},
  pages={229 - 260}
}
  • F. J. Ravenhill
  • Published 1 April 1974
  • Political Science
  • African Studies Review
A considerable amount of attention has recently been focused upon the performance of military governments. (See, for example, Bienen 1971, Feit 1973, Welch and Smith forthcoming, Decalo 1973, Pinkney 1973.) The brief period in which military regimes have been in power in Africa has precluded the accumulation of sufficient data to verify some of the hypotheses presented in this literature. This article analyses the performance of the Amin regime in Uganda in its first thirty months in power. It… 
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