Crisis of Legitimacy and Political Violence in Uganda, 1890 to 1979

  • Ogenga Otunnu

Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ogenga Otunnu
    Pages 1-30
  3. Ogenga Otunnu
    Pages 321-330
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 331-369

About this book


This book demonstrates that societies experiencing prolonged and severe crises of legitimacy are prone to intense and persistent political violence. The most significant factor accounting for the persistence of intense political violence in Uganda is the severe crisis of legitimacy of the state, its institutions, political incumbents and their challengers. This crisis of legitimacy, which is shaped by both internal and external forces, past and present, accounts for the remarkable continuity in the history of political violence since the construction of the state.


political violence 20th century Uganda legitimacy of the state The Obote Regime The Amin Regime Uganda National Liberation Front The Obote II Regime The Okello Regime The Museveni Regime

Authors and affiliations

  • Ogenga Otunnu
    • 1
  1. 1.DePaul UniversityChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33155-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33156-0
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