Student politics at Makerere university in the lens of Schmitter and Streeck

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dc.description.abstract While the influence of political parties on student politics has been a topic of investigation for a long time, little research has been done in relation to Africa's young democracies and the re-emergence of multi-party politics in these countries. It is with this understanding that this study assesses a theoretical framework adapted from Schmitter and Streeck (1999) to explain the nature of the relationship between student politics and political parties in Uganda. The paper highlights need for changes to the Schmitter and Streeck framework to ensure better analysis of the relationship. The study finds that the recruitment of student cadres seems the most important function of party-political involvement in student politics, while student leaders gain goods and services as part of the benefits of their association with political parties. Additionally, while student leaders are influential in the weaker parties, there is still an element of party control over the leaders, particularly when student leaders expect to pursue a political career upon graduation. Finally, reflecting on the analysis, conceptual changes are proposed to the framework for a more critical analysis of student politics. en
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dc.title Student politics at Makerere university in the lens of Schmitter and Streeck en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 9(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Makerere Journal of Higher Education en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9855 en
dc.PageNumber 133-160 en
dc.outputnumber 8764 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mugume, T. & Luescher, T. (2017) Student politics at Makerere university in the lens of Schmitter and Streeck. Makerere Journal of Higher Education. 9(1):133-160. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mugume, T. en
dc.contributor.author2 Luescher, T. en

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