afriche&orienti

Continuity and Rupture in Ethiopia
under the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front

Edited by Davide Chinigò

Lingua: Inglese
Formato: 15,5 × 23,50
Pagine:  162
ISBN:  978.88.6086-205-1

Prezzo: € 18,00

Le aspettative iniziali scaturite dall’ascesa al potere di Abiy Ahmed nell’Aprile 2018, e la  più recente crisi politica in cui è discesa l’Etiopia con il conflitto civile in Tigray, impongono una riflessione sulle trasformazioni che hanno interessato il paese dall’inizio degli anni ‘90.

Attraverso la lente continuità-rottura, i contributi di questo dossier di afriche e orienti analizzano alcuni dei più importanti temi politici, economici e sociali che hanno caratterizzato il periodo di governo dell’Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Il dossier si pone come un iniziale tentativo di sistematizzare gli interventi e le politiche intraprese dall’Etiopia in questo periodo storico, al fine di stimolare una riflessione critica su importanti temi quali il federalismo etnico e lo stato sviluppista.

Il dossier è a cura di Davide Chinigò, professore a contratto presso i Dipartimenti di Scienze Politiche e Sociali e di Beni Culturali dell’Università degli Studi di Bologna, e Research Fellow presso il Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology della Stellenbosch University, Sudafrica.

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While Abiy Ahmed’s surge to power since April 2018 generated tremendous expectation, the  political crisis that culminated in a dramatic conflict in Tigray more recently urges a critical engagement with the transformations Ethiopia has experienced since the 1990s.

Through the analytical lens of continuity and rupture contributions to this issue of afriche e orienti reflect on the challenges of state- and nation-building in Ethiopia, reviewing some of the most defining social, political, and economic topics that have characterised the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) period. The interplay between ethnic federalism, the developmental state, and authoritarianism is the terrain within which this issue interrogates questions around the nature of Ethiopian history, its structural and material drivers and representations at a time of heightened social and political transformation.

This issue is edited by Davide Chinigò, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political and Social Science and the Department of Cultural Heritage at the University of Bologna, and Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Stellenbosch University.

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CONTINUITY AND RUPTURE IN ETHIOPIA UNDER THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE’S REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRATIC FRONT
edited by Davide Chinigò

Introduction. Continuity and Rupture in Ethiopia under the Ethiopian
People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front
Davide Chinigò
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Was EPRDF’s Ethiopia a “Developmental Patrimonial” State?
A Critical Engagement
Tefera Negash Gebregziabher
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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Media Narratives
and State Building
Yeshiwas Degu Belay, Emanuele Fantini, Iginio Gagliardone
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The Expansion of Social Protection Systems in Ethiopia:
Continuity or Rupture of Citizen-State Relations
Logan Cochrane, Melisew Dejene Lemma
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Manufacturing and Labour Mobilisation in EPRDF Ethiopia.
A Household Perspective on the Rise and Uncertain Prospects
of the Textile Industry in Tigray
Davide Chinigò
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“Things Change, but the Situation is Always the Same”.
Continuities and Ruptures in the Border between Ethiopia and Eritrea
Aurora Massa
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A Contested Internal Frontier: The Politics of Internal and
International Borders in North-Western Ethiopia
Luca Puddu
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Universities as Contested Terrain. Interpreting Violent Conflict
in Ethiopia in Times of Political Transition
Yonas Ashine
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Ethiopia in Transition: Thinking with Feminist Notions of Waloo,
Tumsa and Wallala
Serawit Bekele Debele
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