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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Apter, David Ernest, 1924-
The political kingdom in Uganda: a study in bureaucratic
Published By: Original publisher
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 1967.
xxii, 498 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By David E. Apter
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1998. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Community heads (622);
Government institutions (640);
Political behavior (660);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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Includes bibliographical references
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Political Scientist-4, 5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Helen Gunsher Bornstein ; John Beierle ; 1972-1973
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ganda (African people)