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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Moving people in Ethiopia: development, displacement & the State
Editors:Pankhurst, AlulaISNI
Piguet, FrançoisISNI
Series:Eastern Africa series
City of publisher:Oxford
Publisher:James Currey
ISBN:1847016138; 9781847016133
Geographic term:Ethiopia
displaced persons
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This book brings together studies of the different types of development, conflict and drought-induced displacement in Ethiopia, and analyses the conceptual, methodological and experiential similarities, overlaps and differences between the various forms of displacement. The issues were first raised at a workshop held in January 2003 organized by the Ethiopian Society of Sociologists, Social Workers and Anthropologists and the UN Emergency Unit for Ethiopia. An introductory chapter by the editors contextualizes the issues in a broader historical and geographical framework. Part II is composed ot two chapters providing academic synthesis and international comparisons (David Turton, Chris de Wet). The four chapters in Part III deal with different forms of development-induced displacement, viz. displacement by hydro-power dams (Kassahun Kebede on the Gilgel Gibe Dam), irrigated agricultural schemes (Getachew Kassa and Ayalew Gebre on the Afar and Karrayu in the Awash Valley, Melesse Getu on the Tsamako in the Wayto Valley), the creation of parks (Taddesse Berisso on the displacement of Guji Oromo due to the creation of the Nech Sar National Park), and urban expansion (Feleke Tadele on urban development and displacement of rural communities around Addis Ababa). Two chapters in Part IV examine resettlement in the mid-1980s (Gebre Yntiso, Wolde-Selassie Abbute), while a third chapter reviews recent trends in resettlement from 2003 to 2007 (Alula Pankhurst). Part V includes chapters on Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia (Lewis Aptekar and Behailu Abebe), refugee returnees from Sudan (Kassahun Berhanu), internal displacees who left the border area with Eritrea (Behailu Abebe), and demobilized soldiers (Yisak Tafere). A concluding chapter advocates a more holistic and inclusive approach to the study of various forms of forced migration. [ASC Leiden abstract]