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.
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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AcknowledgementEthiopia 2004–2016: Vagaries of the ‘Developmental State’ and Societal ChallengesEthiopia in 2004Ethiopia in 2005Ethiopia in 2006Ethiopia in 2007Ethiopia in 2008Ethiopia in 2009Ethiopia in 2010Ethiopia in 2011Ethiopia in 2012Ethiopia in 2013Ethiopia in 2014Ethiopia in 2015Ethiopia in 2016Further ReadingIndex
Students, politicians, diplomats, administrators, journalists, teachers, practitioners in the field of development aid as well as business people.