By David J Francis, Arthur Bainomugisha & Sebastiano Rwengabo (eds.)
Peace, Democracy & Development in Africa interrogates selected themes using specific cases. While Africa is taunted as a rising hopeful continent, the book shows that the trajectory it is taking continues to go through pangs and setbacks. Using case studies drawn from themes around the limitations of liberal peace, the undermining of social contract in countries like Sierra Leone, conflict traps in states like Uganda, the challenges of democracy and sustainable livelihoods, the problems of monitoring legislative representation and environmental issues in the continent, the dilemma of natural resource-dependent pastoral communities in East Africa, the East African Customs union protocol; and the protection and promotion of farmers’ rights and community-based property rights in general in East Africa, the book recommends policy options that could alleviate the numerous wrongs in Africa’s development journey.
David J Francis is a Sierra Leonean ‘technocratic politician’, academic and author. He has been a distinguished international academic and served as Professorial Chair of African Peace & Conflict Studies, Head of Department of Peace Studies, Executive Director of the John & Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies (JEFCAS) and UNESCO Chair at the University of Bradford in UK.
Arthur Bainomugisha holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from University of Bradford. He has taught Peace and Conflict Studies at Makerere University for over 15 years. He was a visiting lecturer at Mbarara University of Science and Technology and a Civil Society Fellow at the International Peace Institute (IPI) based in New York (USA). Currently Dr Bainomugisha teaches at the Department of Public Administration and Governance of Uganda Christian University, Mukono and is also the Executive Director of ACODE, one of the leading public policy think-tanks in Africa based in Kampala, which was established in 1999.
Sebastiano Rwengabo is a Political Scientist and Independent Consultant on Fragility and Resilience Assessments, Political Economy Analysis, and governance. Sebastiano holds a PhD from the National University of Singapore, where he was a Research Scholar, President’s Graduate Fellow, and Graduate Teacher (2010–2014).