Uganda in the 1970s: a decade of paradoxes and ambiguities

  title={Uganda in the 1970s: a decade of paradoxes and ambiguities},
  author={H. Hansen},
  journal={Journal of Eastern African Studies},
  pages={103 - 83}
  • H. Hansen
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Eastern African Studies
Abstract This article reprises the author's 1977 essay on ethnicity and military governance in Idi Amin's Uganda. In its rhetoric, the Amin regime was committed to the singular goal of allaying ethnic conflict. But in practice, the Amin years were marked by contractions and by often rapid shifts in policy. In the military the Amin years saw the elevation of the president's compatriots and the marginalization of Ganda and other competitors. In religious life, Amin encouraged the consolidation of… Expand
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