Papers of Dr Roger Southall

Scope and Content

Photocopies and typed copies of papers, 1954-1971, collected by Roger Southall whilst a student (1970-1971) at Makerere Institute of Social Research (Kampala, Uganda), including notes, minutes, and press extracts, and concerning parties and politics in Uganda, particularly the Bunyoro district, the subjects including elections, General Idi Amin Dada, and military government.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Rodger J Southall, a scholar on Africa. Southall was student at Makerere Institute of Social Research, Kampala, Uganda between 1970-1971.

Publications include: 'Parties and Politics in Bunyoro' (Makerere Institute of Social Research, 1975); 'Federalism and higher education in East Africa (1974)'; edited 'Labour and unions in Asia and Africa: contemporary issues' (1988); edited 'Trade unions and the new industrialization of the Third World' (1988); 'Imperialism or solidarity? International labour and South African trade unions' (1995); edited, with Tsoeu Petlane, 'Democratisation and demilitarisation in Lesotho: the general election of 1993 and its aftermath' (1995); edited, with John Daniel and Morris Szeftel, 'Voting for democracy: watershed elections in contemporary anglophone Africa' (1999); edited 'Opposition and democracy in South Africa' (2001).

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Presented to the Library by Dr Roger Southall in 1988.

Other Finding Aids

Unpublished handlist


The material in this collection was used by Southall for the publication - R.J. Southall, 'Parties and Politics in Bunyoro', Makerere Institute of Social Research, 1975. [SOAS Library Classmark: VJ320.9 /325444]