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Dr. Joshua Rubongoya


Department: Public Affairs
Office: 119 Francis T. West Hall




BA (Makerere University, Kampala Uganda) 

MA, PhD (Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver) 


Research & Teaching Interests

Reasearch Interests : Democratization and political economy of developing states (or the global south) 

Teaching Interests: Comparative politics and political economies of developing states.

V-Dem Country Expert (Uganda) 


Advising Model UN club

Leading and directing student study groups to Africa  


Regime Hegemony in Museveni's Uganda: Pax Musevenica, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 

Recent Publications

§  ‘Movement Legacy’ and Neoliberalism  as Political Settlement in Uganda’s Political Economy”. In Jorg Wiegratz, et. al.  November 2018. Uganda: The Dynamics of Neo-Liberal Transformation.(London: Zed Books Ltd).

§  “Hegemonic Political Regimes in Africa”. in Cheeseman, Nic (ed.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics: 3-Volume Set. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.

  “Uganda’s Anti-Terrorism Law and its Impact on Civil Society” in Jeremy Lind and Jude Howell (ed.) The Politics of Civil Society, Portland: Kumarian Press, 2010.