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Holly Elisabeth Hanson

Holly Elisabeth Hanson is professor emerita of history at Mount Holyoke College, where she taught African history for more than two decades. She is currently the coordinator of the research department of the Baha'i World Center in Haifa, Israel. She is the author of Landed Obligation: The Practice of Power in Buganda, numerous journal essays, and several books on community-based social change.

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Listed in: Colonialism and Decolonization · Eastern Africa · African Studies · History | Africa | East · Political Science, Africa · Uganda

Cover of 'To Speak and Be Heard'

To Speak and Be Heard
Seeking Good Government in Uganda, ca. 1500–2015
By Holly Elisabeth Hanson

Through detailed archival research, Hanson reveals the origins of Uganda’s strategies for good government—assembly, assent, and powerful gifts—and explains why East African party politics often fail.

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