Redeeming the failed promise of democracy in Eritrea

  title={Redeeming the failed promise of democracy in Eritrea},
  author={D. Connell},
  journal={Race \& Class},
  pages={68 - 79}
In 1991, after a long, arduous and highly dynamic struggle that transformed many of the bases of their society, the Eritrean people won their freedom. The attempt began to reconstruct their war-ravaged society. But, following the renewal of conflict with Ethiopia in 1998 and continuation of hostilities, many of those earlier gains have been set back and the movement towards popular democracy reversed. The nature of Eritrea’s post-independence state, the earlier struggle for gender equality and… Expand


of the president went public, and I interviewed several top-ranking dissidents shortly before they were imprisoned indefinitely. These interviews appear in Dan Connell
  • Conversations with Eritrean Political Prisoners
  • 2004
Enough! A critique of Eritrea’s post-liberation politics,
  • 2003
For a narrative account of these measures, see Debessay Hedru
  • Review of African Political Economy
  • 1991
For a discussion of the underlying complexities of this conflict, see Leenco Lata
  • Review of African Political Economy