Current Institutional Affiliation
Assistant Lecturer, Philosophy, Makerere University

Nixon Wamamela is a Ugandan citizen born on March 23rd, 1983 in then Mbale district in Eastern Uganda. After his advanced level education, he joined Makerere University in 2005 for Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, history, and religious Studies. Wamamela majored in philosophy and minored in history and graduated in 2009. He received his Master of Arts in philosophy in 2018 from Makerere University. In the same year, he enrolled for a PhD by research with the topic “A Philosophical Assessment of Constitutional Democracy in Legislations in Uganda”. He started teaching philosophy in 2012 in a privately-owned Uganda Pentecostal University before he joined Makerere University in 2014. Wamamela is currently an assistant lecturer in the Philosophy Department and his area of interest is political and legal philosophy, ethics, and logic. He is President of the Uganda Philosophy Society, Vice President UNESCO’s Committee on Management of Social Transformations (MOST), and also a two-time Member of Parliament contestant for Bubulo East Constituency, Namisindwa District. He has participated in several academic and community programs including organizing training, sensitization seminars, and workshops, paper presentations, and media talk shows.

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2019
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Philosophy, Makerere University
A Philosophical Assessment of Democracy in Post-colonial Legislations in Uganda

This proposal seeks to examine democracy in post-colonial legislation in Uganda, from 1962 to 2018. The study is based on the view that there have been elections, parliaments and constitutions alongside allegations of manipulation of democratic and legislative processes with the view of benefiting individuals incumbent political leaders. The purpose of this work is to assess democracy in post-colonial legislation in Uganda. Specifically, to make a conceptual clarification of legislation and democracy, describe the history of uganda's post-colonial legislation, and finally to make a critical assessment of democracy in uganda's post-colonial legislation. The study has the significance of unearthing knowledge of good legislation and democracy that is likely to contribute to good governance, social justice and peace in Uganda. The study is using John Locke's theory of constitutionalism and St. Thomas Aquinas natural law theory and is using analytic, descriptive and normative research approaches.