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

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Nov 28, 2014 - Political Science - 286 pages
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This book assesses the Ethiopian ethnic federal system from the perspective of the principles of socialist federations and other Marxist oriented policies pursued by the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Exploring how the application of these ideological principles has impacted on the structure and function of the Ethiopian federal system, the research examines the ways in which these ideological policies of the ruling party affect national consensus, protection of human rights, the rights of minority groups, separation of power principles and the relationship between the federal and regional governments.

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socialist Federations and the accommodation of diversity
introduction to ethiopian Constitution and history
development of ideological radicalism and ethnoregional
The Fundamental ideological Principles Governing ethnic
The Principle of the right to selfdetermination in
The implications of Party ideology in the structure
The role of Party ideology in the democratisation
Concluding remarks

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Dr. Semahagn Gashu Abebe is a Research Scholar at the Institute of Human Rights, University of Connecticut, USA. He has widely published on federalism, constitutional law and human rights in the context of sub-Saharan Africa.