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Gerald Bareebe

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Department of Politics

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Gerald Bareebe completed his doctorate in 2019 as a Trudeau Scholar in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications (Makerere University), a Master’s degree in International Relations (Makerere University), and an advanced Master’s degree in Governance and Development (University of Antwerp).​

Dr. Bareebe’s doctoral dissertation analyzed the convergence of military and regime interests in the process of post-conflict state reconstruction in two cases: post-genocide Rwanda and post-war Uganda. Drawing upon original qualitative data, this work explained the strategies used by actors who win civil wars to transform themselves from ‘war-makers’ into ‘state-makers’ and, more precisely, how they use their newfound power to fundamentally restructure economic, social, and political systems in a new post-war society.​

Recently, Dr. Bareebe served as Provost Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His work has been published in top international journals and book publishers, including African Affairs, Civil Wars, Lynne Rienner, and The University of Antwerp Press. Additional publications include: “Developing (and diffusing) African norms: The Pan-African solidarity norm” (Lynne Rienner, 2018), “Uganda 2016 elections: Not even faking it anymore” (African Affairs, Oxford University Press, 2016), "Elections without democracy: A political chronicle of Uganda’s 2016 presidential election” (in Filip Rentijens, eds.), and “Personalization of power under the Museveni regime in Uganda” (L’Afrique des grands lacs Annuaire, 2013).​

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Degrees

PhD Political Science, University of Toronto
MA, University of Antwerp
MA, Makerere University
BA, Makerere University

Research Interests

Politics and Government , International Relations, Civil Wars and Political Violence, Comparative Politics of the Global South, Ethnic politics , African Politics
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Developing (and Diffusing) African Norms: The Pan-African Solidarity Norm” in: Katharina P. Coleman and Tieku K. Thomas, (eds.) African Impacts on Contemporary International Peace and Security Norms: Five Pathways of Influence, Boulder, CO. Lynne Rienner Publishers.

2018

“Personalization of Power Under the Museveni Regime in Uganda” in: Reyntjens Filip., Vandeginste Step., Verpoorten Marijke, (eds.) (2012) L’Afrique des grands lacs Annuaire 2013, Paris, L’Harmattan: 120-164

2013

“Simplified Campaign Narratives on Civil War: Case of Kony 2012” in: Reyntjens Filip, Verpoorten Marijke. (eds.) (2012) L’Afrique des grands lacs Annuaire 2012, Paris, L’Harmattan: 131-156.

2012

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

"Review of Maggie Dwyer’s book “Soldiers in Revolt: Army Mutinies in Africa” published by Council for the Development of Social Science Research Africa (CODESRIA).

2019

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Predators or Protectors? Military Corruption as a Pillar of Regime Survival in Uganda” Civil Wars: Vol. 21, No.4, SN: 1369-8249.

2020

“Elections Without Democracy: A political Chronicle of Uganda’s 2016 Presidential Election” “L’Afrique des grands lacs Annuaire 2018

2018

“Uganda's 2016 Elections: Not Even Faking It Anymore”, African Affairs; 115 (461): 751-765. London, Oxford University Press

2016

Policy Papers

Publication
Year

“Closed Borders and Fighting Words: Rwanda and Uganda’s Depinning Rift” African Arguments published online by Royal African Society, Oxford University, UK.

2019

"A Police Chief on Trial and Deepening Suspicions with Rwanda” African Arguments published online by Royal African Society, Oxford University, UK.

2018

“Frenemies for Life: Has the love gone between Uganda and Rwanda?” African Arguments published online by Royal African Society, Oxford University, UK

2017

“Making Sense of the Violent Political Crisis in South Sudan,” published by The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Tufts University

2013

Research Reports

Publication
Year

2021 "An Evaluation of Grassroots Performance of the National Strategy Against Child Marriages and Teenage Pregnancy (NSCM&TP) in Uganda."

2021

(2019) "Shrinking Political and Civic Space and Actors Mapping in Uganda" Action Aid International-Uganda

2019

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

2016 “Elections Without Democracy: A case of Uganda’s 2016 Presidential Election?” Nkumba University, Entebbe, Uganda.

2016

2016 “The African Union’s shifting Norm from Non-Intervention to Non-Indifference,” United Nations Institute, University of Accra, Ghana.

2016

2016 “Uganda’s Stalled Democratic Transition 50 years after Independence,” Makerere University, Uganda.

2016

2014 “Human Rights and Media in Uganda: Impressions from Inside,” the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Marburg University, Germany.

2014

Conferences

Publication
Year

2019 “Power-Sharing as a Peacebuilding Tool: Lessons from Rwanda and Burundi Models” paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

2019

2019 “The Military and the Survival Strategies of the Museveni Regime in Uganda” paper presented at CCDS Graduate Association Conference, University of Toronto, Canada

2019

2018 “The Military and Elite Interests in Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Regime Consolidation in Uganda and Rwanda,” paper presented at the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

2018

2018 “The Role of Military in Ugandan Politics since 1962,” paper presented at a conference titled “Re-thinking Civil-Military Relations in Africa: Beyond the Coup?” North Carolina State University, USA.

2018

2017 “Post-Conflict State and Regime Formation in Uganda,” paper presented at the 60th annual meeting of African Studies Association, Chicago, USA.

2017

2017 “The 2017 Kenyan Elections and Democracy in Africa: What Happened and What Comes Next?” paper presented at a roundtable discussion organized by the African Studies Program, University of Toronto, Canada.

2017

2015 “The Development of Pan-African Solidarity Norm,” paper presented at a workshop organised by the UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

2015

2015 “The ‘Responsibility to Protect and Emerging African Union’s Interventionism,” paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA.

2015

2014“The African Union & the Paradox of the Responsibility to Protect,” paper presented at the 4th annual Global International Studies Conference, Frankfurt, Germany.

2014

2013 “Democracy in the Balance: Understanding the State of Multiparty Politics in Uganda," paper presented at a roundtable organised by the Jeanne Sauve Foundation and the Department of Political Science, McGill University, Canada.

2013

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

"Uganda’s Fraudulent Election: Museveni and the Military" forthcoming in the Journal of Democracy 2021

2021


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2021 GS/POLS6220 3.0 B Conflict, Intervention, Peacebuilding ONLN
Fall 2021 AP/POLS2201 3.0 A Introduction to International Politics BLEN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/POLS2201 3.0 M Introduction to International Politics BLEN
Winter 2022 AP/POLS3200 3.0 M Global Conflict and Security I LECT


Dr. Gerald Bareebe completed his doctorate in 2019 as a Trudeau Scholar in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications (Makerere University), a Master’s degree in International Relations (Makerere University), and an advanced Master’s degree in Governance and Development (University of Antwerp).​

Dr. Bareebe’s doctoral dissertation analyzed the convergence of military and regime interests in the process of post-conflict state reconstruction in two cases: post-genocide Rwanda and post-war Uganda. Drawing upon original qualitative data, this work explained the strategies used by actors who win civil wars to transform themselves from ‘war-makers’ into ‘state-makers’ and, more precisely, how they use their newfound power to fundamentally restructure economic, social, and political systems in a new post-war society.​

Recently, Dr. Bareebe served as Provost Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His work has been published in top international journals and book publishers, including African Affairs, Civil Wars, Lynne Rienner, and The University of Antwerp Press. Additional publications include: “Developing (and diffusing) African norms: The Pan-African solidarity norm” (Lynne Rienner, 2018), “Uganda 2016 elections: Not even faking it anymore” (African Affairs, Oxford University Press, 2016), "Elections without democracy: A political chronicle of Uganda’s 2016 presidential election” (in Filip Rentijens, eds.), and “Personalization of power under the Museveni regime in Uganda” (L’Afrique des grands lacs Annuaire, 2013).​

Degrees

PhD Political Science, University of Toronto
MA, University of Antwerp
MA, Makerere University
BA, Makerere University

Research Interests

Politics and Government , International Relations, Civil Wars and Political Violence, Comparative Politics of the Global South, Ethnic politics , African Politics

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Developing (and Diffusing) African Norms: The Pan-African Solidarity Norm” in: Katharina P. Coleman and Tieku K. Thomas, (eds.) African Impacts on Contemporary International Peace and Security Norms: Five Pathways of Influence, Boulder, CO. Lynne Rienner Publishers.

2018

“Personalization of Power Under the Museveni Regime in Uganda” in: Reyntjens Filip., Vandeginste Step., Verpoorten Marijke, (eds.) (2012) L’Afrique des grands lacs Annuaire 2013, Paris, L’Harmattan: 120-164

2013

“Simplified Campaign Narratives on Civil War: Case of Kony 2012” in: Reyntjens Filip, Verpoorten Marijke. (eds.) (2012) L’Afrique des grands lacs Annuaire 2012, Paris, L’Harmattan: 131-156.

2012

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

"Review of Maggie Dwyer’s book “Soldiers in Revolt: Army Mutinies in Africa” published by Council for the Development of Social Science Research Africa (CODESRIA).

2019

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Predators or Protectors? Military Corruption as a Pillar of Regime Survival in Uganda” Civil Wars: Vol. 21, No.4, SN: 1369-8249.

2020

“Elections Without Democracy: A political Chronicle of Uganda’s 2016 Presidential Election” “L’Afrique des grands lacs Annuaire 2018

2018

“Uganda's 2016 Elections: Not Even Faking It Anymore”, African Affairs; 115 (461): 751-765. London, Oxford University Press

2016

Policy Papers

Publication
Year

“Closed Borders and Fighting Words: Rwanda and Uganda’s Depinning Rift” African Arguments published online by Royal African Society, Oxford University, UK.

2019

"A Police Chief on Trial and Deepening Suspicions with Rwanda” African Arguments published online by Royal African Society, Oxford University, UK.

2018

“Frenemies for Life: Has the love gone between Uganda and Rwanda?” African Arguments published online by Royal African Society, Oxford University, UK

2017

“Making Sense of the Violent Political Crisis in South Sudan,” published by The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Tufts University

2013

Research Reports

Publication
Year

2021 "An Evaluation of Grassroots Performance of the National Strategy Against Child Marriages and Teenage Pregnancy (NSCM&TP) in Uganda."

2021

(2019) "Shrinking Political and Civic Space and Actors Mapping in Uganda" Action Aid International-Uganda

2019

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

2016 “Elections Without Democracy: A case of Uganda’s 2016 Presidential Election?” Nkumba University, Entebbe, Uganda.

2016

2016 “The African Union’s shifting Norm from Non-Intervention to Non-Indifference,” United Nations Institute, University of Accra, Ghana.

2016

2016 “Uganda’s Stalled Democratic Transition 50 years after Independence,” Makerere University, Uganda.

2016

2014 “Human Rights and Media in Uganda: Impressions from Inside,” the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Marburg University, Germany.

2014

Conferences

Publication
Year

2019 “Power-Sharing as a Peacebuilding Tool: Lessons from Rwanda and Burundi Models” paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

2019

2019 “The Military and the Survival Strategies of the Museveni Regime in Uganda” paper presented at CCDS Graduate Association Conference, University of Toronto, Canada

2019

2018 “The Military and Elite Interests in Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Regime Consolidation in Uganda and Rwanda,” paper presented at the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

2018

2018 “The Role of Military in Ugandan Politics since 1962,” paper presented at a conference titled “Re-thinking Civil-Military Relations in Africa: Beyond the Coup?” North Carolina State University, USA.

2018

2017 “Post-Conflict State and Regime Formation in Uganda,” paper presented at the 60th annual meeting of African Studies Association, Chicago, USA.

2017

2017 “The 2017 Kenyan Elections and Democracy in Africa: What Happened and What Comes Next?” paper presented at a roundtable discussion organized by the African Studies Program, University of Toronto, Canada.

2017

2015 “The Development of Pan-African Solidarity Norm,” paper presented at a workshop organised by the UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

2015

2015 “The ‘Responsibility to Protect and Emerging African Union’s Interventionism,” paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA.

2015

2014“The African Union & the Paradox of the Responsibility to Protect,” paper presented at the 4th annual Global International Studies Conference, Frankfurt, Germany.

2014

2013 “Democracy in the Balance: Understanding the State of Multiparty Politics in Uganda," paper presented at a roundtable organised by the Jeanne Sauve Foundation and the Department of Political Science, McGill University, Canada.

2013

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

"Uganda’s Fraudulent Election: Museveni and the Military" forthcoming in the Journal of Democracy 2021

2021


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2021 GS/POLS6220 3.0 B Conflict, Intervention, Peacebuilding ONLN
Fall 2021 AP/POLS2201 3.0 A Introduction to International Politics BLEN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/POLS2201 3.0 M Introduction to International Politics BLEN
Winter 2022 AP/POLS3200 3.0 M Global Conflict and Security I LECT