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Authors of the articles are scholars, researchers and experts within the field, their credentials will be given, the articles are typically quite long, usually 8 pages or more,  articles are typically peer-reviewed the research and findings.

The Unraveling Historical Context of Abiy Ahmed Ali: From Fifth Orommuma Lubaship Headman to the New Breed of African Dictator

The Unraveling Historical Context of Abiy Ahmed Ali: From Fifth Orommuma Lubaship Headman to the New Breed of African Dictator

Abiy Ahmed Ali: Evaluating His Role as the Fifth Orommuma Lubaship Headman, The New Breed of African Dictator, or the Prochazka Enabler – Unraveling the Historical Context of the Current Situation in Ethiopia. Mintiwab Legesse, Virje Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Introduction: This article aims to explore the root causes and consequences of the 21st Century suffering […]

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Ethiopia: Genital maiming and Male Rape as a Political Tool in ‘Oromo war’ against the Amhara people

Ethiopia: Genital maiming and Male Rape as a Political Tool in ‘Oromo war’ against the Amhara people

Author Contact Information: Girma Berhanu, Professor Department of Education and Special Education (Professor) University of Gothenburg E-mail: Girma.Berhanu@ped.gu.se   INTRODUCTION Since the war against the Amhara people started, horrific news has appeared in the media. The most recent is what the so-called Ethiopian army committed against young males of the Amhara region that is severing their genital organs. When

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The Imperial Interpretation of Ethiopian Modernization

The Imperial Interpretation of Ethiopian Modernization

Prof. Mesay Kebede Chapter V Derailed Modernization: The Imperial Phase The critical review of the explanation of the failure of Ethiopian modernization from the perspective of modernization theory, that is, from the alleged contrast between tradition and modernity, has revealed that the concept of derailed modernization is more appropriate than the argument stating that inherent

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Eurocentric versus Ethio-centric Approaches to Ethiopia’s Modernization Lag: The Concept of Derailment

Eurocentric versus Ethio-centric Approaches to Ethiopia’s Modernization Lag: The Concept of Derailment

Chapter IV   After studying the link between survival and modernization, the next logical step is to provide concrete answers to the question of why Ethiopia’s impressive record of survival failed to initiate a successful process of modernization. In fact, the greater the resolution to survive, the more determined should have been the drive toward

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The Ethiopian Modernization Forces of Survival: Opportunities and Derailments

The Ethiopian Modernization Forces of Survival: Opportunities and Derailments

Chapter III The Ethiopian Forces of Survival To account for the protracted endurance of Ethiopia, the last chapter hinted at two requisites, namely, a system of power suited for defense and the sense of shouldering a mandate. Such a successful record, in addition to presupposing a robust and effective ability for self-defense, necessitates a leadership

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Modernization & Ethiopia’s Survival Ethos

Modernization & Ethiopia’s Survival Ethos

Chapter II Survey of Ethiopia’s Survival: Definition and Controversies The last chapter has unraveled the close link between modernization and the emergence of a survival ethos among ruling elites of traditional societies in transition. To approach the case of Ethiopia’s modernization from the same angle of explanation, it is necessary first to make sure that

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Theories of Ethiopian Modernization Opportunities and Derailments

Theories of Ethiopian Modernization Opportunities and Derailments

Chapter I On Theories of Modernization The vast literature pertaining to development and modernity discloses philosophical questions that instigate the controversies dividing the various theories of modernization. Of these philosophical issues, the most crucial and recurrent is the question of the prime factor or mover of modernization. The reason for the philosophical issue of primacy

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ETHIOPIAN MODERNIZATION: OPPORTUNITIES  AND DERAILMENTS  ( Book by Prof. Messay Kebede)

ETHIOPIAN MODERNIZATION: OPPORTUNITIES AND DERAILMENTS ( Book by Prof. Messay Kebede)

Author’s Note The desire to allow open access to a large number of Ethiopian readers explains the reason why this manuscript was not submitted to a normal academic publisher. At first, an academic institute in Addis Ababa agreed to meet the condition by publishing a limited number of hard copies while also posting an open

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The Lost Opportunity for Ethiopia: The Failure to Move toward Democratic Governance

The Lost Opportunity for Ethiopia: The Failure to Move toward Democratic Governance

Theodore M. Vestal, Oklahoma State University International Journal of African Development   Abstract During the critical five year period leading up to the velvet revolution and the overthrow of Haile Selassie’s regime, there were missed opportunities to bring about peaceful change in Ethiopia’s governance. This paper analyzes the events of this period that led to

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Oromumma is Anti-Vestige Ideology Destroying Heritages in Ethiopia

Oromumma is Anti-Vestige Ideology Destroying Heritages in Ethiopia

Desalegn Birara* Curator of Cultural Heritage, National Museum of Ethiopia, Ethiopia Abstract: This research has been undertaken to assess the empirical implications of the ruling political ideology, since 2018, on the endeavors of protecting cultural heritage in Ethiopia. The study employed critical reviews of the grand-development projects emphasizing the impacts of reconstruction/reestablishment interventions on heritages. Longitudinal

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A RESEARCH REPORT: FDRE Constitution after three decades: Inquiring into  whether and what to amend

A RESEARCH REPORT: FDRE Constitution after three decades: Inquiring into whether and what to amend

Purpose of the study & Methodology Since its adoption in 1994, the Constitution of Ethiopia has been a controversial document and it has been subjected to serious criticism both from within academic circles and from a wide range of political parties. The main criticism has been directed at, what we will call in this study,

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Creation of economic prosperity roadmap for Ethiopia

Creation of economic prosperity roadmap for Ethiopia

Tsegaye Tegenu (PhD) At the end of 2021, the Ethiopian Parliament adopted a law establishing a National Dialogue Commission. One of the objectives of the Commission is to end the ongoing armed conflicts and promote nonviolent political movement and actions in the country. But dialog alone is not enough for creating peace. A certain level

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