Item description for EthiopiaThe Challenge of Democracy from Below by Bahru Zewde...
Democracy is a concept reflecting European philosophies, struggles and concerns. Many Ethiopian ethnic groups have traditions which may offer more satisfactory and culturally acceptable foundations for a "sovereignty of the people" through time-honored ways of voicing political ideas, ironic observations and vital interests. In line with modern urban life Ethiopians also organize and express their interests in non-governmental organizations, the independent press and advocacy groups representing political and social alternatives. The contributors to this book analyze the democratic potential of these movements and practices, their ability to give a voice to the view from below and their potential contribution to a more genuine participation by the majority of Ethiopians in democratic decision making and bringing the sovereignty of the people a step closer to reality.
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Studio: Nordic Africa Institute
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.45" Width: 6.54" Height: 0.63" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Publisher Nordic Africa Institute
ISBN 9171065016 ISBN13 9789171065018
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More About Bahru Zewde
Bahru Zewde is professor of history at the University of Addis Ababa, specialising in modern Ethiopian history and intellectual history.