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The End of Democracy? Curtailing Political and Civil Rights in Ethiopia
This article assesses political developments in Ethiopia after its 2005 federal and regional watershed elections. Although an unprecedented liberalisation took place ahead of the contested andExpand
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The 2008 Ethiopian local elections: The return of electoral authoritarianism
ETHIOPIA CARRIED OUT LOCAL ELECTIONS FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD (kebele) and county (woreda) assemblies on 13 and 20 April 2008, respectively.1 By law, these elections were supposed to be conducted in 2005,Expand
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Ethnic Federalism and Self-Determination for Nationalities in a Semi-Authoritarian State: the Case of Ethiopia
Together with a large part of the states on the African continent, Ethiopia struggles with a double challenge: how to accommodate an ethnically diverse population and at the same time enhanceExpand
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The Politics of Ethnicity in Ethiopia: Actors, Power and Mobilisation Under Ethnic Federalism
Ethiopia’s unique system of ethnic-based federalism claims to minimise conflict by organising political power along ethnic lines. This empirical study shows that the system eases conflict at someExpand
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Ethiopia since the Derg: A Decade of Democratic Pretension and Performance
Preface - Christopher Clapham 1. Democratisation in Ethiopia: Some Notes on Theory and Methodology - Siegfried Pausewang, Kjetil Tronvoll and Lovise Aalen 2. A Process of Democratisation or Control?Expand
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The Revolutionary Democracy of Ethiopia: A Wartime Ideology Both Shaping and Shaped by Peacetime Policy Needs
  • L. Aalen
  • Political Science
  • Government and Opposition
  • 7 February 2019
Abstract The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), victor in the civil war in 1991, has since transformed into an authoritarian party. While this transition is well covered inExpand
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Making Unity Unattractive: The Conflicting Aims of Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement
As pointed out by Roeder and Rothchild (P. G. Roeder and D. Rothchild (eds), Sustainable Peace: Power and Democracy after Civil Wars (New York: Cornell University Press 2005)), a crucial dilemma inExpand
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Power calculations and political decentralisation in African post-conflict states
Although many African governments introduced provisions for subnational elections in the early 1990s, there is variation in the extent to which these reforms were implemented and sustained. OurExpand
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