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
Date Written: February 7, 2018
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.
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