During the critical five year period leading up to the velvet revolution and the overthrow of Haile Selassie’s regime, there were missed opportunities to bring about peaceful change in Ethiopia’s governance. This paper analyzes the events of this period that led to the rise of the Derg and the revolutionary changes that followed and speculates on when strategic steps could have been taken to avoid the catastrophic events that ensued in 1974.
"The Lost Opportunity for Ethiopia: The Failure to Move toward Democratic Governance,"
International Journal of African Development: Vol. 1:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ijad/vol1/iss1/5