Party politics and a rural immigrant community

In rural Buganda, in such places as Bugerere, party political activity reached a crescendo in the months before the May 1966 crisis and was then abruptly extinguished. During the heyday of politics there was a clear distinction in the focus of party activity; in the commercial townships on the main road through Bugerere its intensity was immediately obvious, whereas in the farming villages it was scarcely in evidence. The reason for this discrimination: the unusual economic and demographic circumstances of Bugerere. This is discussed in: Background to immigration in Bugerere – Party politics and the crisis of June 1966 – Immigration and village organisation – Integration and the attraction of the parties.

Title:Party politics and a rural immigrant community
Author: Robertson, A.F.
Year:1971
Periodical: Journal of Modern African Studies (ISSN 0022-278X)
Volume:9
Issue:1
Pages:124-130
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/159256
Abstract:In rural Buganda, in such places as Bugerere, party political activity reached a crescendo in the months before the May 1966 crisis and was then abruptly extinguished. During the heyday of politics there was a clear distinction in the focus of party activity; in the commercial townships on the main road through Bugerere its intensity was immediately obvious, whereas in the farming villages it was scarcely in evidence. The reason for this discrimination: the unusual economic and demographic circumstances of Bugerere. This is discussed in: Background to immigration in Bugerere – Party politics and the crisis of June 1966 – Immigration and village organisation – Integration and the attraction of the parties.