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Student representation and the relationship between student leaders and political parties: the case of Makerere university

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:48:10Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:48:10Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11059
dc.description.abstract What are the characteristics and implications of the relationship between student leaders and national political parties in African universities? As the most prestigious university of Uganda, Makerere University represents a model case for investigating the involvement of political parties in student politics. Drawing on propositions adapted from Weinberg and Walker (1969), Schmitter and Streeck (1999), and others, this article uses data generated by means of in-depth interviews and an online survey to analyse the relationship between political parties and student leaders. It considers the reasons why student leaders and political parties establish a relationship; how it is maintained; and what its effects are on student leaders' ability to represent student interests. It finds that various kinds of resource exchange are key to understanding the relationship and considers its implications. The article concludes by recommending institutional interventions to curb the extent of resources that a party can provide to student leaders so as to contain the negative effects of the relationship while maintaining the potential for universities to act as training grounds of democracy. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject MAKERERE UNIVERSITY en
dc.subject STUDENT ORGANISATIONS en
dc.subject POLITICAL CULTURE en
dc.title Student representation and the relationship between student leaders and political parties: the case of Makerere university en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 31(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle South African Journal of Higher Education en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9856 en
dc.PageNumber 154-171 en
dc.outputnumber 8763 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mugume, T. & Luescher, T. (2017) Student representation and the relationship between student leaders and political parties: the case of Makerere university. <i>South African Journal of Higher Education</i>. 31(3):154-171. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mugume, T. en
dc.contributor.author2 Luescher, T. en


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