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FAILURES OF ETHNIC POLITICS IN ETHIOPIA: A MACHIAVELLIAN WAY OUT

Abebe Biru
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Abebe Biru: Department of Civics and Ethics Studies, Jimma University, Ethiopia

Social Sciences and Education Research Review, 2019, vol. 6, issue 1, 48-71

Abstract: This paper attempts to assess Ethiopian political situations particularly 2018 onwards. First, there is a short introductory part concerned with appointment and disappointment of newly Prime Minister which is outstanding of public interest and exhibits recent political conditions in Ethiopia. Within this short treatise the author addresses ethnicity in relation to politics and its effect. And, there is an attempt to identify what are possible signs of ethnic based politics which distinguishes from ideology centered politics. There is an effort to convey failures of politics that based on ethnicity, language, religion, and others personality. In some extent actors of democratization particularly activists, media, and competent party’s significance are treated by stating their influences in Ethiopia politics regarding ethnic politics. And, implication of morality on politics is important or not, is assessed in this paper and for which society groups are morality appreciated in relation to politics? Afterward, this thesis try to asses why the majority of peoples also distrustful about the current political situations of the country. Finally, the author conclude by stating the distinction between ideology based politics and identity centered politics and there are recommendations to settle such ethnic disputes, and I have message for my aged (youth) groups.

Keywords: Ethnicity; politics; morality; ideology; love/fear. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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