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Ethnicity and Nationalism in Ethiopia
Ethnicity and Nationalism in Ethiopia

Author(s): Jan Záhořík
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Fakulta sociálních věd
Keywords: Ethiopia; ethnicity; conflict; power; society

Summary/Abstract: This paper examines the post-Mengistu development from the perspective of internal potential conflicts and clashes of nationalisms in Ethiopia after the introduction of the Federal Constitution. It examines the problems of selected Ethiopian regions in regard to the Constitution and their implications for the future. Since the 2005 elections it seems that the question of democracy becomes more problematic and the lack of good governance and democracy thus only helps certain nationalist tendencies to grow and to become more visible. I argue that the- emphasis on ethnicity and ethnic origin may become an obstacle to peace and development in Ethiopia which can seriously affect the region of the Horn as well.

  • Issue Year: V/2011
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 91-108
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English