The Elite and the Quest for Peace, Democracy and Development in Ethiopian: Lessons to be learnt
Conference name, dates, place
International Conference on Contemporary Development Issues in Ethiopia, August 16-18, 2001, Kalamazoo, Michigan
The present experiment involves the objective of accomplishing two historical tasks: the tasks of creating a country that houses 'nations, nationalities and peoples' of equals and ending an authoritarian rule by democratizing the Ethiopian state and society as a whole, a precondition for peace and development. However, as the result of the accumulated five grand failures of the Ethiopian elite in a century, the prennial quest for peace, democracy and development continue to be as illusive as ever. The most fundamental question is, therefore, what lessons to be learnt to move forward? This paper, which sums up the political history of modern Ethiopia in terms of five grand failures is a modest attempt to do that job.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Gudina, Merera, "The Elite and the Quest for Peace, Democracy and Development in Ethiopian: Lessons to be learnt" (2001). International Conference on African Development Archives. 6.