Ethiopia in Change
British Academic Press, Oct 15, 1994 - Business & Economics - 333 pages
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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Mutation of Statehood and Contemporary
From Progressive to Reactionary
Evolution Towards Independence and Beyond
Economic Policies under Review
Small Urban Centres and their Role
Environmental Degradation Population
Prospects for Food Security
Abyssinian activities Addis Ababa Addis Ababa University administration African agrarian agricultural Amhara army Asmara awraja became Birr capital cent central centres Christian colonial conflict conservation cooperatives country's crisis culture democracy democratic Derg Dessalegn Djibouti drought economic emperor environmental EPLF EPRDF EPRP Eritrea Ethiopian students ethnic famine farms food security forces foreign Gojjam Gondar Government of Ethiopia groups growth Hayla-Sellase highlands ideology imperial important independence investment Italian kebele land reform liberalization livestock major Mengistu Mengistu Haile Mariam Menilek ment military million organizations Oromo party Pausewang peasant associations peasantry peasants period political population position problems production programmes province regime regional resistance revolution revolutionary role rural areas sector Shawan Sidamo social socialist soil Somalia state-nation structure struggle student movement Sudan Tewodros Tigray Tigray province Tigrean tion towns TPLF traditional urban Wallo World Bank Yohannes