State Crises, Globalisation and National Movements in North-East Africa: The Horn's Dilemma [NOOK Book]

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By identifying the critical central contradictions that are built into the politics of the Horn of Africa, this book demonstrates that the crises of the Horn states stem from their political behaviour and structural forces, such as internal social forces, and global forces that have become involved on the sides of these states without requiring accountability, the rule of law, or the implementation of, at least, 'limited democracy'.

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State Crises, Globalisation and National Movements in North-East Africa: The Horn's Dilemma

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Overview

By identifying the critical central contradictions that are built into the politics of the Horn of Africa, this book demonstrates that the crises of the Horn states stem from their political behaviour and structural forces, such as internal social forces, and global forces that have become involved on the sides of these states without requiring accountability, the rule of law, or the implementation of, at least, 'limited democracy'.

The contributors provide a deep understanding of structural and conjunctural forces that have interacted in the processes of state power; the role of intervention of global powers; and the consequent failure to build state as a public domain. The book also enriches our social scientific knowledge that is essential to develop pragmatic policy measures to address these problems.
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Asafa Jalata is Associate Professor of Sociology, global studies, and African and African American Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the author of Oromia & Ethiopia (1993) and Fighting Against the Injustice of the State and Globalization: Comparing the African American and Oromo Movements (2001), and the editor of Oromo Nationalism and the Ethiopian Discourse: The Search for Freedom & Democracy (1998).

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Table of Contents

1 The process of state formation in the Horn of Africa in comparative perspective 1
2 The racialised and Islamicised Sudanese state and the question of Southern Sudan 30
3 Global capitalism and the Oromo liberation struggle : theoretical notes on US policy towards the Ethiopian empire 45
4 Two national liberation movements compared : Oromia and Southern Sudan 78
5 The Oromo Gada system of government : an indigenous African democracy 101
6 Contending democracies : US-sponsored 'democracy' encounters indigenous Oromo democratic forms 122
7 The Sidama nation and the solidarity of colonised nations in Ethiopia 165
8 Globalisation and Africa : reconstructing the failed Somali state and reviving national identity 182
9 What next in the Horn of Africa? : reconsidering the state and self-determination 202
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