How different were the 2011 elections? Did the political environment in the run-up to the elections restrict the capacity of political organisations to “organise and express themselves”? Could the relative restriction of civil and political freedoms affect the pattern of voting and electoral outcomes? Do the election outcomes represent the people’s view? To answer these questions, this book applies a multidisciplinary approach to conducting a multifaceted analysis of the 2011 elections in Uganda. Geographers, demographers, political scientists, and anthropologists contribute different in-depth political analyses, rather than partisan opinions or emotional reactions. It also assesses Uganda’s evolving electoral democracy and provides field-based insights into critical, often underappreciated, aspects of the electoral process. It is a must-read for contemporary researchers, students, opinion leaders, international organisations, donors and policy practitioners in the fields of democracy and governance; comparative politics; political institutional building and African politics. The general reader, too, will find it captivating.