Apter, David Ernest, 1924-. The political kingdom in Uganda: a study in bureaucratic nationalism

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Chapter 1 The Political Kingdom And The Politics Of Provincialism

A Perspective Of African Political Development

Uganda And Buganda 2

Some Patterns Of Political Behavior In Buganda

The Theoretical Framework: Models Of Political Change In Africa

The Mobilization System


Modernizing Autocracy

Chapter 2 The Social And Economic Environment

Population And Administration



The Social And Economic Environment

African Labor And Trade



Chapter 3 Missionary And Mercantile In East Africa: The Discovery And Engagement Of Institutions

Chapter 4 The Traditional Setting: Concepts And Hypotheses

Pyramidal And Hierarchical Authority In Uganda

Hierarchical Authority In Buganda

Pyramidal Authority In The Segmentary Clan System In Uganda

The Contemporary Pattern Of Dualism 23


Chapter 5 Fissures Without Fracture: The First Political Groups In Buganda

The Period Of Political Administration

Political Groups

The Chiefs As A “party”

The Bataka As A Political “party”

The Religious “parties”

Influences Of Education And Religion In The Post-agreement Period

Chapter 6 The Anatomy Of Internal Conflict In Buganda

Sources Of Instability In Buganda

The Investiture Controversy

The Bataka Controversy 9

Political Effects Of The Bataka Controversy

The Apolo Kagwa Case


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Chapter 7 The Development Of A National Government

The Establishment Of The Legislative Council

Chapter 8 The Defense Of Buganda Interests: The Campaign Against Trusteeship And Closer Union

Closer Union

The Response Of Buganda To Closer Union

Chapter 9 The Growth Of Economic Nationalism

Economics And Politics

Efforts At Retail Trade

Chapter 10 Neo-traditionalism And The Beginnings Of Modern Nationalism

Segregation And The Towns

Friction Between Governments

The Rise Of Neo-traditionalism

Social Mobility

Origins Of Contemporary Nationalism

The Search For A Formula

Chapter 11 Crisis And The Emerging State, I

The Introduction Of The Representative Principle

The 1945 Riots And Their Aftermath

Chapter 12 Crisis And The Emerging State, Ii

Local Government Reform

African Trade And African Nationalism

The Miruka As A Political Unit

The Bataka Party

The Formation Of African Cooperatives

Leadership, Self-image, And Revolt

The 1949 Riots

Chapter 13 Authority And Men: A Battle Of Roles And Personalities

The Era Of Good Feeling And Reform

The Parable Of The Governor And The King

Constitutional Monarchy

Chapter 14 Political Parties In Uganda: The Search For Leadership And Solidarity

Handicaps For Political Leaders

The Uganda National Congress 12

The Federation

The Congress

The United Congress Party

The Progressive Party

The Democratic Party


Chapter 15 The Buganda Government And The Development Of Constitutional Government

The Buganda Government Today

The Establishment

The Lukiko

The Pattern Of Contemporary Politics

Chapter 16 The Constitutional Approach To Nation Building: Ideas Without Ideals

Some Characteristics And Consequences Of A Bureaucratic-colonial State

Legislative Council, 1955-1958

The African Representative Members

The Representative Members’ Organization

The Executive Council

Changes In The Role Of The Field Administrator

The Racial Factor

Issues And Patterns In National Politics

Chapter 17 Toward Democracy And Independence

Institutional Factors And The Modernizing Autocracy

Effects Of The Modernizing Autocracy

Stages Of Colonialism And The Introduction Of Representative Government

1. The Pioneering Stage

2. The Political-administrative Stage

3. The Bureaucratic-colonial Stage

4. The Representative Self-government Stage

Phases Of Political Perception

Potentialities For Constitutional Government

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Title: The political kingdom in Uganda: a study in bureaucratic nationalism

Published By: Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1967. xxii, 498 p.: ill., maps

By line: By David E. Apter

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Ganda (FK07)

Subjects: History (175); Community heads (622); Government institutions (640); Political behavior (660);

Abstract: In this book, Apter, a political scientist, analyzes the political structure of Buganda from an historical vantage. Apter characterizes Buganda as a 'modernizing autocracy' and proceeds to explore the influences of such an authority system on the processes of innovation and change. After a brief description of the social, economic and religious background of Buganda, the author traces the history of British administration in Uganda and the evolution of Buganda's political development under British rule. Although the main focus of the book centers on Buganda, there is much relevant information on Uganda.

Document Number: 16

Document ID: fk07-016

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1955-1956

Evaluation: Political Scientist-4, 5

Analyst: Helen Gunsher Bornstein ; John Beierle ; 1972-1973

Coverage Date: 1844-1960

Coverage Place: Uganda

LCSH: Ganda (African people)


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