Ethiopia the Challenge of Democracy from Below

Ethiopia the Challenge of Democracy from Below Democracy is a concept reflecting European philosophies struggles and concerns Many Ethiopian ethnic groups have traditions which may offer satisfactory and culturally acceptable foundations for a so

  • Title: Ethiopia the Challenge of Democracy from Below
  • Author: Bahru Zewde
  • ISBN: 9789171065018
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • Democracy is a concept reflecting European philosophies, struggles and concerns Many Ethiopian ethnic groups have traditions which may offer 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 orgDemocracy is a concept reflecting European philosophies, struggles and concerns Many Ethiopian ethnic groups have traditions which may offer 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 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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