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Title:Center-Periphery Relations in Ethiopia
Author:Sherman, Richard
Periodical:Horn of Africa
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:centre and periphery
nation building
Politics and Government
Abstract:The historical relationship between the political centre and provincial periphery has a great importance for the future course of economic and political development in Ethiopia, Traditionally, the shifting political centre has not been able to maintain a great degree of political authority in the peripheral areas of the empire, that is, effective political integration has never been known in Ethiopia. Accompanying this lack of political integration has been a corresponding lack of economic development. The author describes and analyses centre-periphery relations in Ethiopia and explores the history of centre-periphery conflict and cohesion from the Axumite empire through to the reign of Haile Selassie I. He concludes by discussing the implications of centre-periphery relations for the present Ethiopian government. Notes.