Is the Specter of the Arab Spring Haunting Ethiopia?

Open Democracy, 2012

4 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2012

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Alemayehu F Weldemariam

LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; Suffolk University

Date Written: June 4, 2012

Abstract

Although Ethiopia has never been a breeding ground for Islamism, the government has started to interfere in religious affairs in order to preempt radicalization. This strategy will most likely backfire, sowing the very seeds of political Islam that it seeks to keep at bay.

Keywords: Civil society, International politics, Ethiopia, Africa, Spring of the “others”, Arab Awakening

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Weldemariam, Alemayehu F, Is the Specter of the Arab Spring Haunting Ethiopia? (June 4, 2012). Open Democracy, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2082499

Alemayehu F Weldemariam (Contact Author)

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