A Decade of Ethiopia

Politics, Economy and Society 2004-2016

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has gone through a decade of significant economic change and political contestation since 2004. The ruling EPRDF party has redefined the country as a ‘developmental state’ and has tried to increase its presence on the African and world stage. Preceded by a new Introduction casting a broader perspective on some underlying trends, this monograph presents a chronology for 2004 to 2016, compiling the chapters on Ethiopia previously published in the Africa Yearbook. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara. A list of further reading suggestions has also been added.


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Biographical Note

Jon Abbink works as a senior researcher at the African Studies Centre, Leiden, and as a research professor at VU University, Amsterdam. His interests are political anthropology, ethno-history, and culture and religion in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia). Current research projects are on Ethiopian regional history and livelihoods, the rhetoric and practice of ‘development’, and religion and community formation in northeast Africa.

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Acknowledgement Ethiopia 2004–2016: Vagaries of the ‘Developmental State’ and Societal Challenges Ethiopia in 2004 Ethiopia in 2005 Ethiopia in 2006 Ethiopia in 2007 Ethiopia in 2008 Ethiopia in 2009 Ethiopia in 2010 Ethiopia in 2011 Ethiopia in 2012 Ethiopia in 2013 Ethiopia in 2014 Ethiopia in 2015 Ethiopia in 2016 Further Reading Index


Students, politicians, diplomats, administrators, journalists, teachers, practitioners in the field of development aid as well as business people.


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