Roanoke College

Dr. Joshua B. Rubongoya


Professor and Chair
Department of Public Affairs
Office: West Hall 119
Phone: 375-2444
Fax: 540-375-2405


Regime Hegemony in Museveni's Uganda: Pax Musevenica

Dr. Joshua Rubongoya recently published the first book-length study of politics in Uganda since Yoweri Museveni took power twenty years ago. The book examines the ways by which a new regime authenticates its right to govern after a violent authoritarian state makes a constitutional power transition impossible. Rubongoya analyzes the strategies used by Museveni and the National Resistance Movement (NRM) to reconstruct the state and reestablish legitimate authority. Regime Hegemony in Museveni's Uganda examines the serious mistakes in policy which undercut political legitimacy and blocked the transition to liberal democracy in Uganda.