Ethiopia's Experiment in Accommodating Diversity: 20 Years’ Balance Sheet

@inproceedings{Fiseha2012EthiopiasEI,
  title={Ethiopia's Experiment in Accommodating Diversity: 20 Years’ Balance Sheet},
  author={Assefa Fiseha},
  year={2012}
}
After years of centralised rule that emphasised unity, since 1991 Ethiopia has adopted a federal system that aims at accommodating diversity. This article assesses whether Ethiopia's experiment with federalism is achieving the promised goal of managing diversity or whether it is exacerbating conflicts. The federation's biggest risk is its entanglement with the ruling party, its reliance on soft institutions of democracy and narrowly based institutions of power sharing. Although states are given… CONTINUE READING

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