Modes of British imperial control of Africa : a case study of Uganda, c.1890-1990 /
by Onek C. Adyanga.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2011.
228 p. ; 22 cm.
1443828823 (hbk.), 9781443828826 (hbk.)
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Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2011.
1443828823 (hbk.)
9781443828826 (hbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [206]-228).
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Onek C. Adyanga is an Assistant Professor of History at Millersville University in Pennsylvania, USA.
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An examination of how Great Britain, as a colonial power in Africa, organised and exercised control at the international and domestic level to advance British interests in Uganda an beyond.
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This book examines how Great Britain, As a colonial power in Africa, organized and exercised control at the international and domestic level to advance British interests in Uganda and beyond. While this book is by no means an exhaustive study of the various modes of control that took hold in Uganda since its inception as a territorial state up To The period of juridical independence, it is hoped that its historiographical contributions To The post-colonial dispensation of Uganda will be threefold. First, it systematically sheds light on the combined influence of racist ideology, class, and politics in perpetuating informal imperial control in Uganda. Second, it demonstrates that consolidating informal imperial control has required externalizing the legitimacy of the Ugandan state. This suggests that African leaders not supported by external powers may be externally delegitimized and their position made untenable. Third, it demonstrates that the informal control imposed upon Africans by external powers, by removing incentives for internal legitimacy, encouraged violations of human rights as African leaders did not need to obtain the consent of their own people in order to remain in power. Furthermore, it advances the argument that democracy, The rule of law And The protection of human rights can be achieved in Africa if leaders enjoy internal legitimacy derived from the people. The various modes of control imposed by former masters over colonial and post-colonial states were not meant to protect African, but imperial interests.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
A Review of Ideological Methods of Controlp. 14
Colonial Administration Policy Framework, 1890-1920p. 40
Colonial Paternalism and White Oligarchy, 1920-1945p. 75
Organized African Pressure and Colonial Reform, 1946-1960p. 103
The Nationalist Liberal Era, 1961-1966p. 136
Decline of Populist Politics, 1966-1967p. 158
The Emergence of One-Party Authoritarian Rule, 1967-1970p. 168
Military Rule, 1971-1990p. 180
Conclusionp. 199
Bibliographyp. 206
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