African Politics (tagged articles)
The Politics of Nation-Building, Ethnicity, and Democratization in Ethiopia
Melale G. Hailu - This article explores the political relationship between nation-building, ethnicity, and democracy in the context of Ethiopia. It traces Ethiopia's poltical history, explores the consequential role ethnicity has played in the formation of the modern Ethiopian nation... Keep Reading »
Mobutu and the Collective Congolese Memory: Reconstructing the Past as a Survival Tool
John M. Mulunda - Despite the focus of scholars on the repressive elements of Mobutu’s Reign, “The rumble in the Jungle,” abacost jackets and the return to “authenticité” instead form the core of the 32-year reign of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko in... Keep Reading »
Imagining Ethiopia: The Contrasting Views of Ethiopian Power, Progress, and Significance
Benyam T. Alemu - The ancient civilization of Ethiopia has captivated the West and served, across centuries, as an inspiration for much of Africa. As a regional power in Eastern Africa, the nation is a strategic pathway into the Horn of Africa and guiding force in continental diplomacy... Keep Reading »
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Angola, 1990-2000: Oil, Democracy, and a "Successful Failed State"
Eric Wilcox - Four decades after independence from Portugal, Angola remains a country with significant barriers to good governance and social development. Although the state's constitution established a multiparty democracy in the early 1990s, measures of high poverty and low state... Keep Reading »
Democracy Up Close in Somaliland: Reflections of an International Election Observer
Dustin R. Turin - In May 1991, Somaliland emerged as a self-declared independent state in the aftermath of the failure and subsequent collapse of Siyad Barre’s Somalia. Although ethnically and linguistically Somalilanders are undifferentiated from their counterparts in southern... Keep Reading »
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