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"Seeks to dispel the myths and clichaes surrounding contemporary perceptions of Ethiopia by providing a rare overview of the country's recent history, politics and culture.

Author: Gérard Prunier

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781849042611

Category: History

Page: 416

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"Seeks to dispel the myths and clichaes surrounding contemporary perceptions of Ethiopia by providing a rare overview of the country's recent history, politics and culture. Explores the unique features of this often misrepresented country as it strives to make itself heard in the modern world"-- Publisher description.
2015 By Gérard Prunier

Ethiopia: A Decade of Revolutionary Transformation, 1974–1984. Addis Ababa: the committee, 1984. → Prunier, Gérard. “The Ethiopian Revolution and the Derg Regime”. In Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia: Monarchy, Revolution and the ...

Author: Marie Huber

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110681093

Category: History

Page: 217

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The history of development has paid only little attention to cultural projects. This book looks at the development politics that shaped the UNESCO World Heritage programme, with a case study of Ethiopian World Heritage sites from the 1960s to the 1980s. In a large-scale conservation and tourism planning project, selected sites were set up and promoted as images of the Ethiopian nation. This story serves to illustrate UNESCO’s role in constructing a “useful past” in many African countries engaged in the process of nation-building. UNESCO experts and Ethiopian elites had a shared interest in producing a portfolio of antiquities and national parks to underwrite Ethiopia’s imperial claims to regional hegemony with ancient history. The key findings of this book highlight a continuity in Ethiopian history, despite the political ruptures caused by the 1974 revolution and UNESCO’s transformation from knowledge producer to actual provider of development policies. The particular focus on the bureaucratic and political practices of heritage, bridges a gap between cultural heritage studies and the history of international organisations. The result is a first study of the global discourse on heritage as it emerged in the 1960s development decade.
2020-11-23 By Marie Huber

only from the Ethiopian historical perspective but from that of world history as a whole. ... Of course, it is important to point that neither the king nor the loyal ruling elite had an understanding of what the devolution of political ...

Author: Yohannes Gedamu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000411935

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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This book investigates the role of ethnic federalism in Ethiopian politics, reflecting on a long history of division amongst the country’s political elites. The book argues that these patterns have enabled the resilience and survival of authoritarianism in the country, and have led to the failure of democratization. Ethnic conflict in Ethiopia stretches back to the country’s imperial history. Competing nationalisms begin to emerge towards the end of the imperial era, but were formalized by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) from the 1990s onwards. Under the EPRDF, ethnicity and language classifications formed the main organizing principles for political parties and organizations, and the country’s new federal arrangement was also designed along ethnic fault lines. This book argues that this ethnic federal arrangement, and the continuation of an elite political culture are major factors in explaining the continuation of authoritarianism in Ethiopia. Focusing largely on the last 27 years under the EPRDF and on the political changes of the last few years, but also stretching back to historical narratives of ethnic grievances and division, this book is an important guide to the ethnic politics of Ethiopia and will be of interest to researchers of African politics, authoritarianism and ethnic conflict.
2021-07-23 By Yohannes Gedamu

Now for the questions of utmost significance to this study: Do these postmodern ideas relate to the contemporary Ethiopian worldview? How do they affect the efforts for positive social change? Metaphysics The wax and gold paradigm was ...

Author: Mohammed Girma

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137269416

Category: Religion

Page: 219

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Religiosity is one aspect without which Ethiopian society cannot be fully understood. This book aims to map out the terrain of the discourse in religion-social change nexus in Ethiopian using the notion of covenant as an interpretive tool.
2012-12-05 By Mohammed Girma

The EPRDF and the Challenges of Ethiopian State-Building Mulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe ... 1991–2012, in Prunier G. & Ficquet E. (eds), Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia: Monarchy, Revolution, and the Legacy of Meles Zenawi.

Author: Mulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781787383708

Category: Political Science


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The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), founded as a small guerrilla movement in 1974, became the leading party in the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). After decades of civil war, the EPRDF defeated the government in 1991, and has been the dominant party in Ethiopia ever since. Its political agenda of federalism, revolutionary democracy and a developmental state has been unique and controversial. Drawing on his own experience as a senior member of the TPLF/EPRDF leadership, and his unparalleled access to internal documentation, Mulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe identifies the organizational, political and sociocultural factors that contributed to victory in the revolutionary war, particularly the Front's capacity for intellectual leadership. Charting its challenges and limitations, he analyses how the EPRDF managed the complex transition from a liberation movement into an established government. Finally, he evaluates the fate of the organization's revolutionary goals over its subsequent quarter-century in power, assessing the strengths and weaknesses the party has bequeathed to the country. Laying the Past to Rest is a comprehensive and balanced analysis of the genesis, successes and failings of the EPRDF's state-building project in contemporary Ethiopia, from a uniquely authoritative observer.

Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia: Monarchy, Revolution and the Legacy of Meles Zenawi, London: Hurst. Rotberg, Robert I., ed. 2004. When States Fail: Causes and Consequences, Princeton, NJ: Princeton U.P. Skocpol, Theda, 1979.

Author: Christopher S. Clapham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190680183

Category: History

Page: 224

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Why is the Horn such a distinctive part of Africa? This book, by one of the foremost scholars of the region, traces this question through its exceptional history and also probes the wildly divergent fates of the Horn's contemporary nation-states, despite the striking regional particularity inherited from the colonial past. Christopher Clapham explores how the Horn's peculiar topography gave rise to the Ethiopian empire, the sole African state not only to survive European colonialism, but also to participate in a colonial enterprise of its own. Its impact on its neighbours, present-day Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia and Somaliland, created a region very different from that of post-colonial Africa. This dynamic has become all the more distinct since 1991, when Eritrea and Somaliland emerged from the break-up of both Ethiopia and Somalia. Yet this evolution has produced highly varied outcomes in the region's constituent countries, from state collapse (and deeply flawed reconstruction) in Somalia, through militarised isolation in Eritrea, to a still fragile 'developmental state' in Ethiopia. The tensions implicit in the process of state formation now drive the relationships between the once historically close nations of the Horn.

Author: David Abner Talbot


ISBN: UOM:39015008427588

Category: Ethiopia

Page: 267

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This book recounts an African success story where the peace so widely acclaimed by the international community has had no reward but its own lonely achievement.

Author: Gérard Prunier

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781787385290

Category: History


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The Somali people are fiercely nationalistic. Colonialism split them into five segments divided between four different powers. Thus decolonization and pan-Somalism became synonymous. In 1960 a partial reunification took place between British Somaliland and Somalia Italiana. Africa Confidential wrote at the time that the new Somali state would never be beset by tribal division but this discounted the existence of powerful clans within Somali society and the persistence of colonial administrative cultures. The collapse of parliamentary democracy in 1969 and the resulting army--and clanic--dictatorship that followed led to a civil war in the 'perfect' national state. It lasted fourteen years in the "British" North and is still raging today in the 'Italian' South. Somaliland "re-birthed" itself through an enormous solo effort but the viable nation so recreated within its former colonial borders was never internationally recognized and still struggles to exist economically and diplomatically. This book recounts an African success story where the peace so widely acclaimed by the international community has had no reward but its own lonely achievement.
2021-04-01 By Gérard Prunier

Donald Levine attempts to understand the situation of the Ethiopians of today by means of social analysis.5 In setting up a structure from which to understand contemporary Ethiopia , he looks upon Amhara culture as a history ...

Author: Michelle L. Clifford


ISBN: MSU:31293010448326

Category: Art, Ethiopian

Page: 172

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They differ largely in that Ethiopia Tikdem is more flexible but less certain and , in theory at least , more amenable to public participation and understanding . Contemporary Ethiopian law is a major link between purposes , as revealed ...

Author: Paul H. Brietzke


ISBN: UCAL:B4918662

Category: Law

Page: 378

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A survey of Ethiopian affairs, focusing on the overthrow of the monarchy during the 1974 revolution. Interdisciplinary in approach, the book reformulates conventional theories of jurisprudence to make them applicable outside of their Western context.