Revolutionary Ethiopia

Revolutionary Ethiopia : From Empire to People's Republic

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..". an excellent, comprehensive account of the Ethiopian revolution... essential for anyone who wishes to understand revolutionary Ethiopia." Perspective"This masterly history deals with the Emperor and the Dergue... on their own terms.... [Keller] buttresses his analysis with careful and useful detail." Foreign Affairs"Keller's analytic grasp of the complex features of Ethiopian history and society from a wide range of sources is remarkable." African Affairs"show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 153.4 x 233.9 x 22.9mm | 537.46g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253206464
  • 9780253206466
  • 1,667,202

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Revolutionary Ethiopia is the first comprehensive survey and analysis of the historical roots, development, and results of the Ethiopian revolution of September 1974, which ended the forty-four-year rule of Emperor Haile Selassie.show more

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List of Tables Acknowledgments Introduction: Revolutionary Ethiopia Part One: Toward a Theory of the Revolutionary Transformation of the Ethiopian Empire Chapter I Ethiopia as a Bureaucratic Empire Chapter II The Structure of Politics Chapter III Policy and the Politics of Survival in the Absolutist State Chapter IV The Political Economy of a Modernizing Bureaucratic Empire Part Two: The Genesis of Revolution Chapter V Development and Social Contradictions, The Seeds of Revolution Chapter VI Politics, Economics, and Class Conflict, The Precipitating Causes of Revolution Part Three: Revolution in the Revolution: The Dilemmas of the New Order Chapter VII The Quest for a New Social Myth Chapter VIII Socialism from Above?, Power Consolidation in a OSoft StateO Chapter IX Toward Economic Socialization Chapter X Feudalism Is Dead! Long Live Dependence! Notes Indexshow more

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" ... an excellent, comprehensive account of the Ethiopian revolution ... essential for anyone who wishes to understand revolutionary Ethiopia." Perspective "This masterly history deals with the Emperor and the Dergue ... on their own terms... [Keller] buttresses his analysis with careful and useful detail." Foreign Affairs "Keller's analytic grasp of the complex features of Ethiopian history and society from a wide range of sources is remarkable." African Affairsshow more

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