Book Review of The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federation: Ethnicity, Ideology and Democracy in Ethiopia

African Studies Quarterly | Volume 17, Issue 4| February 2018

2 Pages Posted: 6 May 2019

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Berihun Adugna Gebeye

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Date Written: February 7, 2018

Abstract

Ethiopia's ethnic federalism is under stress more than any time since its introduction in 1995. Waves of protest movements in Oromia and Amhara Regional states, in particular, have not given ethnic federalism an easy ride since 2015. Hence, Semahagn Gashu Abebe's The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federation is a significant contribution in understanding the sociology of Ethiopian federalism, the political context within which it came into being and is operating, and sheds light on why some ethnic groups are protesting.

Suggested Citation

Gebeye, Berihun Adugna, Book Review of The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federation: Ethnicity, Ideology and Democracy in Ethiopia (February 7, 2018). African Studies Quarterly | Volume 17, Issue 4| February 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3367772

Berihun Adugna Gebeye (Contact Author)

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