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Prof. Elijah D. Mushemeza

ElijahProf. Mushemeza is an academic, a Consultant and author. He is a Senior Research Fellow at ACODE and visiting Professor of Development Studies at Bishop Stuart University (BSU). Previously he was the Dean Faculty of Business and Development Studies at Bishop Stuart University, Mbarara, Uganda. He holds BA, in Social Sciences, an MA in Development Studies (ISS-The Hague) and a PhD in Political Science of Makerere University. He is also a consultant on Public policy in various fields including: Education, Governance, Poverty, Conflict, Forced migration, Security, Oil and Gas, and Development issues generally in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Prof. Mushemeza was previously a Coordinator of the MA programme in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Makerere University. He has taught at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and successfully supervised PhD students at both MUST and BSU.. Professor Mushemeza is a past alternate Executive Committee member of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). He has published widely in international journals. He is the Editor of the Journal of Development Issues. Outside academia, Prof. Mushemeza is active in Ugandan politics. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly 1994-95 that debated, scrutinized, enacted and promulgated the Constitution of Uganda, a Member of Parliament of Uganda in 1996. He was a Presidential Advisor at the level of a Senior Cabinet Minister and the Vice-Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of the National Resistance Movement, the ruling party in Uganda (2010-2015).
Email: elijah.mushemeza@acode-u.org

Publications

Mushemeza, E., D., The Legislature and Budget Oversight: A Comparative Study of Selected Countries in the East African Community, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Paper, No.71, 2015.

Mushemeza, E.D., 2011, “Elections, Democracy Challenge and Development in Africa” in Journal of Development Issues, Vol 3 No. 1 & 2, Mbarara, BSU 2011.

Mushemeza, E.D., 2010, “The Presidential Term Limit (‘Third Term’) Debate: Implications for Regime Transition in Uganda”, in REDET, Democracy and Political Competition in East Africa, Dar es Salaam: E & D Vision Publishing.

Mushemeza, E.D, 2010, ‘The Contribution of Women in Influencing Legislation and Policy Formulation and Implementation in Uganda 1995-2005’, in Africa Development. Vol. XXXIV No. 3 & 4, Dakar: CODESRIA.

Mushemeza, E.D., and Mbabazi, P., (2009), The State and Media Relationship in Uganda’s Transitional Democracy, Nairobi: Africa Research and Resource Forum, Dar es Salaam: E & D Vision Publishing.

Mushemeza, E.D., 2010, “Democratisation and Leadership Succession in Uganda”, in REDET, Democracy and Political Competition in East Africa, Dar es Salaam: E & D Vision Publishing.

Mushemeza, E.D., 2010, “Mechanisms for Handling Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Uganda”, MAWAZO, Kampala: Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences, Makerere University.

Mushemeza, E.D., 2009, “Social Science Research Methods, Higher Education and Development”, in Journal of Development Issues, Vol. 1 No. 1, Mbarara: Faculty of Business and Development Studies, Mbarara, Faculty of Business and Development Studies, BSU.

Mushemeza E.D., (2008), “Policing in Post-Conflict Environment: Implications for Police Reform in Uganda”, Journal of Security Sector Management. Vol.6 Issue 3 November 2008, Shrivenham, UK, Centre for Security Management, Cranfield University.

Mushemeza E.D., (2007), The Functioning of Multi-party System in Local Governments: Challenges of Transition from a Movement System in Uganda. ACODE Policy Briefing paper no.20, 2007.

Mushemeza E., D., (2007), The Politics and Empowerment of Banyarwanda Refugees in Uganda 1959-2001, Kampala, Fountain Publishers.

Bainomugisha, A., and Mushemeza, E. D., Monitoring Legislative Representation: Environmental Issues in the 7th Parliament of Uganda, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No. 19, 2006.

Bainomugisha, A., and Mushemeza, E. D., Deepening Democracy and Enhancing Sustainable Livelihoods in Uganda: An Independent Review of the Performance of Special Interest Groups in Parliament, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No. 13, 2006.

Mushemeza E.D., (2005), Globalisation and Violence in the Great Lakes Region of Africa: An Overview in Mukwaya, Aaron K. Kabweru (ed.) Uganda’s Fundamental Change: Domestics and External Dynamics of Conflicts and Development, Kampala, Makerere University.

Mushemeza E.D., (2005), ‘Beyond the Referendum 2000 (on Political Systems) in Uganda: Is the Movement a Political Party?’ In Mukama Ruth and Murindwa-Rutanga (eds.) Confronting Twenty-first Century Challenges: Analyses and Re-dedications by National and International Scholars. Vol. 3, Kampala, Makerere University.

Mushemeza E.D., (2004), ‘Policy Making, Implementation and the State: Challenges of Poverty Reduction/Eradication and Sustainable Development’ in Ssewakiryanga, R (ed.), The State and Policy Making, CBR/ENRECA OCCASSIONAL PAPER SERIES Vol. 6/2004, Kampala, Centre for Basic Research.

Mushemeza E.D., (2001), ‘Issues of Violence in the Democritisation Process in Uganda’ in Africa Development Vol. XXVI, Nos 1 & 2, 2001, Dakar, CODESRIA.

Mushemeza E.D., (1998), ‘Refugees and International Relations: The case of Uganda and Her Neighbours,’ in Gingyera – Pinycwa, A.G.G (ed.) Uganda and the Problem of Refugees, Kampala, Makerere University Press.