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Title:Rural and urban land reform in Ethiopia
Authors:Cohen, John M.ISNI
Koehn, Peter H.ISNI
Year:1977
Periodical:African Law Studies
Issue:14
Pages:3-62
Language:English
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:land reform
military regimes
External link:https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jlpul14&id=7&collection=journals&index=journals/jlpul
Abstract:The radical rural and urban measures of the Provisional Military Administrative Council as part of an overall strategy of Ethiopian Socialism must be considered in light of powerful land-based constraints impeding progress in Ethiopia. This strategy involved i.a. an attack on the authority of propertied and traditional elites, and state acquisition of the country's productive facilities and resources. This article examines those laws that serve as the legal foundation for the effort to transform rural and urban societal conditions. The two major proclamations are analyzed. Sections: Introduction - Rural land reform (Proclamation No. 31 of 1975; Land reform and Government revenue; Increased tasks for peasant associations; Initial effects of Proclamation 31) - Nationalization of urban land and extra houses (Radical urban policies; Patterns of urban land and house ownership prior to the Coup d'Etat; Proclamation No. 47 of 1975; Initial effects of the proclamation) - Conclusion - Postscript. Notes; ref. Résumé en français.
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