Political Power And Ethnic Federalism

Political Power And Ethnic Federalism

by Aaron Tesfaye
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761822380

ISBN-13: 9780761822387

Pub. Date: 07/30/2002

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

In 1991, an umbrella group of insurgent organizations overthrew the military government of Ethiopia, promising democratic reform and political decentralization. The author examines the development of this process, arguing that the Ethiopian model of promoting ethnic identity is unique in African state building and offers lessons for democratization and…  See more details below

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In 1991, an umbrella group of insurgent organizations overthrew the military government of Ethiopia, promising democratic reform and political decentralization. The author examines the development of this process, arguing that the Ethiopian model of promoting ethnic identity is unique in African state building and offers lessons for democratization and self-determination based on group rights. He also explores the economic policy followed by the government, suggesting that the adoption of World Bank/IMF market-oriented policies is likely to have severe political and economic consequences, at least in the short term. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761822387
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/30/2002
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Abbreviations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction1
Political Developments in the Ethiopian Transitional Process2
Practical Challenges of Democratization7
Political Power and Democratization13
Ch. 2Background to the Study23
The Social Base of Power in African Democracy24
Political and Economic Power in African Democracy27
Political Power: Centralization and Decentralization35
Ch. 3Ethiopia: the Politics of Nationalism and Regionalization51
The Ancien Regime and Absolutism52
The Military Regime and Socialism65
Emergence of the Transitional State73
Ch. 4Political Power and Ethnic Group Rights93
Forces for Centralization and Decentralization94
The New Economic Policy and Resource Distribution109
Regional Autonomy and Fiscal Decentralization116
Ch. 5Ethnic Group Rights, Regionalization, and the Quest for Democracy129
Group Rights and Territorial Decentralization130
Decentralization and Resource Mobilization139
Judicial Capacity and Decentralization143
Ch. 6Conclusion153
Bibliography173
Index189

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