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Title:Post-war Ethiopia: the trajectories of crisis
Author:Clapham, ChristopherISNI
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy
Geographic term:Ethiopia
political conflicts
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03056240903064953
Abstract:This article addresses current crises of governance in Ethiopia. Internal conflicts within the ruling coalition arise from its origins in a localized insurgency and its flawed capacity to create a broader political base. In the national context, particularly in the major towns, it rules only by effective force and not through dialogue or negotiation. A policy of ethnic federalism promised devolution of powers to local areas, but founders on the difficulty of reconciling autonomous systems of power and authority within a common political structure. Internationally, Ethiopia has had considerable success, presenting itself as a model of 'good governance' with donor approval. Having accepted the basic tenets of neoliberalism, it also backed the 'global war on terror', giving it scope to promote its own agenda, with US backing, in Somalia. Its cardinal problem remains the management of diversity and opposition. Note, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]