Crisis & Decline in Bunyoro

9780821416334: Hardback
Release Date: 15th June 2006

9780821416341: Paperback
Release Date: 15th June 2006

Dimensions: 134 x 216

Number of Pages: 320

Series Eastern African Studies

Ohio University Press

Crisis & Decline in Bunyoro

Population & Environment in Western Uganda 1860-1955

The Kingdom of Bunyoro's story demonstrates convincingly that environmental change there was not a uniform, statewide process. In one of the first studies of the political ecology of a major African kingdom, Crisis & Decline in Bunyoro addresses state capacity, ideology, and government legitimacy as crucial issues. Shane Doyle particularly focuses on the interplay between levels of environmental activity within a highly stratified society. Political ecology was as much about the differential impact of conflict on society as it was about the uneven extraction and distribution of resources.The author, Shane Doyle, is a lecturer in history at Leeds University
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The Kingdom of Bunyoro's story demonstrates convincingly that environmental change there was not a uniform, statewide process. In one of the first studies of the political ecology of a major African kingdom, Crisis & Decline in Bunyoro addresses state capacity, ideology, and government legitimacy as crucial issues. Shane Doyle particularly focuses on the interplay between levels of environmental activity within a highly stratified society. Political ecology was as much about the differential impact of conflict on society as it was about the uneven extraction and distribution of resources.The author, Shane Doyle, is a lecturer in history at Leeds University