Ethiopia in Change

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Abebe Zegeye, Siegfried Pausewang
British Academic Press, Oct 15, 1994 - Business & Economics - 333 pages
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After the fall of Haile Selassie in 1974 Ethiopian society experienced a short period of unprecedented freedom and decentralization. This was followed by one of the most stringent regimes of centralized control over people and resources, in the name of socialism. This volume contains contributions by Ethiopian and European scholars from several disciplines who review the historical issues, economic policy, environmental questions and politics. They try to draw lessons from the past and suggest solutions by which the local people - the peasants and the poor - can be involved in a more decentralized structure which will harness their resources, initiatives and capacities.
  

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Contents

Mutation of Statehood and Contemporary
12
From Progressive to Reactionary
30
Evolution Towards Independence and Beyond
45
Economic Policies under Review
118
Small Urban Centres and their Role
152
Environmental Degradation Population
172
Prospects for Food Security
192
Local Democracy and Central Control
209
Ethnic Factors in PostMengistu Ethiopia
231
The End of Crises? Or Crises Without End?
280
References
309
Index
323
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Siegfried Pausewang is a rural sociologist and a senior research fellow at the Chr. Michelsen Institute for Development and Human Rights in Bergen, Norway.

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