Research at CBR covers a broad range of fields and interests. These include

  • History,
  • Political Economy,
  • Sociology,
  • Political Science,
  • Law,
  • Education and the Sciences.


From 1988 to-date, CBR research agenda has included the following studies:

  • Rights and constitutionalism;
  • Civil society and governance;
  • Labour (peasant, plantation, factory and artisanal);
  • Social movements and democratic struggles;
  • Appropriate technology in peasant farming;
  • Pastoralism in Karamoja;
  • Land tenure and land use;
  • The informal sector;
  • Gender;
  • Environmental accountability in decentralized contexts;
  • Non-profit organisations,
  • Impact of structural adjustment programmes and aspects of cultural studies.