Federalism and Ethnic Conflict in Ethiopia: A Comparative Regional Study

1st Edition

Asnake Kefale

Routledge
Published February 12, 2018
Reference - 232 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138496293 - CAT# K350532

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Summary

This book examines the impact of the federal restructuring of Ethiopia on ethnic conflicts.

The adoption of ethnic federalism in Ethiopia was closely related with the problem of creating a state structure that could be used as instrument of managing the complex ethno-linguistic diversity of the country. Ethiopia is a multinational country with about 85 ethno-linguistic groups and since the 1960s, it suffered from ethno-regional conflicts. The book considers multiple governance and state factors that could explain the difficulties Ethiopian federalism faces to realise its objectives. These include lack of political pluralism and the use of ethnicity as the sole instrument of state organisation.

Federalism and Ethnic Conflict in Ethiopia will be of interest to students and scholars of federal studies, ethnic conflict and regionalism.

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