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.

Author(s) / editor(s)

Jon Abbink

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Prof. Jon Abbink works as a senior researcher at the African Studies Centre Leiden. 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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How to order

This book can be ordered with Brill publishers in print (€ 19,95) or as E-book (€ 18,00). 

ISBN: 9789004345881 (print) 
E-ISBN: 9789004346826