Political Financing around the World: A Historical Overview and Financing Models; Which Model for Uganda?





political financing, electoral campaign financing, historical overview, political financing models, Uganda


This paper provides an overview of political financing in the world. This enables the proposal to select a suitable political financing model for Uganda. In this regard, an effort has been made to trace the origins of political financing from North America to Africa. The justification for its existence has also been illustrated. Political financing can facilitate the protection and promotion of international human rights standards. This is especially so, regarding citizens’ rights to participate in their public affairs. The paper also shows that money has justifiable and legitimate purposes in electoral campaigns. Its unregulated use, however, may lead to corruption. Finally, the paper suggests a political financing model appropriate to Uganda’s environment. Doctrinal methods of research were used to carry out the study. This method of research involves a library-based analysis of legal sources. There are two steps to the doctrinal research methods. The first step is finding the primary sources of law. The second step is the examination of these primary sources.


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How to Cite

Walyemera, Daniel Masumba. “Political Financing Around the World: A Historical Overview and Financing Models; Which Model for Uganda?”. Journal of Law, Society and Development, 17 pages. https://doi.org/10.25159/2520-9515/11300.



Received 2022-05-16
Accepted 2023-12-07
Published 2024-02-21