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Transformation and Continuity in Revolutionary Ethiopia : African Studies - Christopher Clapham

Transformation and Continuity in Revolutionary Ethiopia

African Studies

Paperback Published: 24th December 1990
ISBN: 9780521396509
Number Of Pages: 320

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This pioneering study was first published in 1988. It examines the effects of revolution on one of Africa's largest states. Christopher Clapham traces the continuities between revolutionary Ethiopia and the development of a centralised Ethiopian state since the nineteenth century, emphasising the institutionalisation of the revolutionary regime since 1978. He pays particular attention to the establishment of a Leninist political party and its associated mass organisations, the new apparatus of physical and economic control, and - critically important in Ethiopia - the effects of revolution on agricultural production. He also assesses the impact of revolution on national integration and regional conflict, and the reversal of Ethiopia's international alignment through alliance with the socialist states. A postscript to the paperback edition outlines events in Ethiopia between 1987 and 1990.

List of tables
Preface and acknowledgements
List of acronyms
Glossary of Amharic words
Map of administrative regions of Ethiopia
Monarchical modernisation and the origins of revolution
The mobilisation phase, 1974-8
The formation of the party, 1978-87
The Ethiopian state: structures of extraction and control
The control of the towns
Rural transformation and the crisis of agricultural production
The national question
The external politics of revolution
Postscript to the paperback edition
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521396509
ISBN-10: 0521396506
Series: African Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 24th December 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.29  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.4

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