Obstacles to Implementing Territorial Decentralization : the First Decade of Ethiopian Federalism

  title={Obstacles to Implementing Territorial Decentralization : the First Decade of Ethiopian Federalism},
  author={E. Keller and Lahra Smith},
Why do plans for federalism after civil wars so often fail to bring about territorial decentralization in ethnically divided societies? Among power-sharing options available to the leaders of deeply divided societies, some form of federalism should ameliorate conflict between and among culturally defined groups (see Horowitz 1985, 601-622). Yet, David A. Lake and Donald Rothchild find in Chapter Five that no post-civil-war arrangements have actually led to decentralized political systems and… CONTINUE READING


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