Ethiopia Since the Derg: A Decade of Democratic Pretension and Performance

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Siegfried Pausewang, Kjetil Tronvoll, Lovise Aalen
Zed Books, 2002 - History - 254 pages
The Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) came to power after winning an impressive military victory over the army dictatorship of Mengistu's DERG just a decade ago. This volume is the outcome of an intensive monitoring, based on empirical research over the intervening years in various parts of Ethiopia, of the growing gap between the new regime's democratic intentions and the very different outcome. Focusing in particular on the elections held in 2000 and 2001 but also providing a more wide-ranging presentation of issues and context, the contributors focus on various aspects, including gender dimensions, urban and rural contrasts, class and caste conflict, and environmental factors.

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Contents

Democratisation in Ethiopia
1
A Process of Democratisation or Control?
26
Women Are Not Corrupt
46
Copyright

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Siegfried Pausewang is Senior Fellow, Christian Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway.

Kjetil Tronvoll is Research Fellow and Horn of Africa Programme Director, Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, University of Oslo.

Lovise Aalen works at the Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, University of Oslo.

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