War and the politics of identity in Ethiopia: the making of enemies and allies in the Horn of Africa

@article{Markakis2012WarAT,
  title={War and the politics of identity in Ethiopia: the making of enemies and allies in the Horn of Africa},
  author={J. Markakis},
  journal={Review of African Political Economy},
  year={2012},
  volume={39},
  pages={200 - 202}
}
  • J. Markakis
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • Review of African Political Economy
The nexus of war and state building is a staple theme in Western historiography. Succinctly put by Charles Tilly, the scholar credited with its formulation, ‘war made the state, and the state made war’ (1985, p. 183). That is because waging war requires resources, and extracting them requires organisation and institutions which promote power centralisation and state making. This analysis of state formation refers to the early modern history of Western Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth… Expand
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