Solomon Muchwa Asiimwe has published a book entitled Democratic Consolidation and Intelligence Oversight in Uganda.
This book assesses the role of intelligence oversight in the provision of security and promotion of democracy. It looks at intelligence management primarily focusing on intelligence oversight institutions and mechanisms, and challenges faced by democratizing polities, in the establishment of effective and accountable security agencies.
It indicates that meaningful intelligence oversight could bring about many dividends to states and the people. It is highlighted that good oversight can restrain the executive from overt politicisation of the intelligence product.
The book also analyses the philosophical and historical issues, the nature, and operation of intelligence oversight institutions in emerging democracies. Focusing on key intelligence oversight institutions in Uganda and their operations; the book studies the control and oversight subjected to the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) and the institutions that do this work, plus their objectives and mechanisms if work. Some recommendations for strengthening oversight institutions in Uganda to make them effective in their functions are also provided.
Year of publication: 2021
Available at UMU Resource Centre (Rubaga)