The politics of ethnicity in Ethiopia [electronic resource] : actors, power and mobilisation under ethnic federalism / by Lovise Aalen.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
- African social studies series ; v. 25.
African social studies series ; v. 25
1 online resource (230 p.)
- Minorities -- Government policy -- Ethiopia.
Ethnicity -- Political aspects -- Ethiopia.
Ethnic groups -- Political activity -- Ethiopia.
Nationalism -- Ethiopia.
Federal government -- Ethiopia.
Ethiopia -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects.
Ethiopia -- Politics and government -- 1991-
- Electronic books.
- Most governments in Africa, seeing the political mobilisation of ethnicity as a threat, have rejected the use of ethnic differences as an explicit basis for political representation. The one prominent exception is Ethiopia, which since 1991 has imposed a system of ethnic-based federalism that offers each ethnic group the right of self-determination. This book provides a detailed empirical study of this system at work in the complex multiethnic environment of southern Ethiopia. It finds that ethnic self-rule, in combination with the power politics of an authoritarian regime, has produced both i
- Contents; Preface and Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Selected Glossary; List of Maps and Tables; Chapter One Introduction: The Limits of Institutions in Multiethnic Societies; Chapter Two 'National Self-Determination': Federalism the Ethiopian Way; Chapter Three The Historical Trajectories of Local Ethnic Polities: The Sidama and the Wolayta; Chapter Four Ethnic Politics in Play: Implementing Self-Determination in a South Ethiopian Context; Chapter Five Crafting Ethnic Politics: The Formation of Parties in Sidama and Wolayta
Chapter Six Dealing with Local Minorities: The Persistence of Discriminatory Practices under Ethnic FederalismChapter Seven Identities or Resources at Stake? Controversies on National Self-Determination in Sidama and Wolayta; Chapter Eight Conclusion: The Facets of Ethnic Federalism; References; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Aalen, Lovise.
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