Book launch 22nd of November: Militarization and Development in Uganda

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Join us in celebrating the release of the book "Militarizing More to Develop Faster?: Uganda's Difficult Choices on Governance, Human Rights and the Economy" edited by Sylvie Namwase, Ronald Naluwairo, Zahara Nampewo, and Ole Wæver.

Date: 22/11/2023
Time: 15:30-18:00
The Faculty Library of Social Sciences • Gothersgade 140, 1123 Copenhagen K, Denmark.
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15:30-15:40: Professor Ole Wæver and Dr. Kabumba Busingye will give opening remarks.
15:40-16:00: Dr. Zahara Nampewo, Dr. Sylvie Namwase and PhD students Mathilde Kaalund and James Nkuubi will present the main findings from the book.
16:00-16:40: Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Peer Schouten, and International Director at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Mette Thygesen, will engage the authors in discussion.
16:40-17:00: Questions and comments from the audience - general discussion.
17:00-17:30: Snacks and drinks

The book is the first comprehensive analysis of militarisation's permeation and consolidation within Uganda's economy and society. It details the impact on livelihoods, civilian institutions, and human rights among other outcomes of deploying Uganda's military to the country's key development sectors such as fisheries, agriculture, land, and mineral resources. The book is the product of a 4 years research collaboration between the Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) at Makerere University and CRIC at the University of Copenhagen funded by DANIDA. The book is published by The African Studies Bookstore (www. It can be ordered at the book launch.

We look forward to sharing this special moment with you and hope you can join us for an afternoon of reflection and inspiration on crucial questions.
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