The Changing Face of Authoritarianism in Africa: The Case of Uganda

  title={The Changing Face of Authoritarianism in Africa: The Case of Uganda},
  author={Aili Mari Tripp},
  journal={Africa Today},
  pages={26 - 3}
  • A. Tripp
  • Published 23 April 2004
  • Political Science
  • Africa Today
As African countries moved toward electoral democratization in the 1990s, many countries remained basically authoritarian, but incorporated some democratic innovations to one degree or another. Thus, the rules for authoritarian regimes changed in fundamental ways so that such regimes differed markedly from the autocracies of the earlier post-independence period. Post-1986 Uganda is used in this paper to show how authoritarianism has softened under Yoweri Museveni when compared with the earlier… 

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