‘Dreams don't come true in Eritrea’: anomie and family disintegration due to the structural militarisation of society*

  title={‘Dreams don't come true in Eritrea’: anomie and family disintegration due to the structural militarisation of society*},
  author={Nicole Hirt and Abdulkader Saleh Mohammad},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  pages={139 - 168}
ABSTRACT This article analyses contemporary Eritrea's acute crisis within the framework of the theory of anomie. It is based on the hypothesis that militarisation, forced labour, mass exodus and family disintegration can be interpreted as the consequences of two incompatible norm and value systems: the collectivist, nationalistic and militaristic worldview of the former liberation front and ruling party People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), and the traditional cultural system of… Expand
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