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Sovereignty and Democracy in Ethiopia: A Reflection on Gebru Asrat's Book
International Journal of Economics Research
  • Asayehgn Desta, Barowsky School of Business, Dominican University of California
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
1-1-2015
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Department
Barowsky School of Business
Abstract
Over the past forty years, we have been hearing and reading a lot about the Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) which dismantled the inhuman and atrocious Military dictatorship that ruled Ethiopia from 1974 to 1991. It was not only highly skilled in military operations but was visionary. The impression that was widely circulated was that when the TPLF came to power it would protect Ethiopia’s sovereignty, adhere to the rules of law and ensure that equity and social justice would prevail , and above all democracy would be the norm of Ethiopian society. Contrary to these assertions, Gebru Asrat (hereafter referred to as Gebru), in his book entitled “Sovereignty and Democracy,” published by the Signature Book Printing Press in 2014, gives us a u-turn with his depiction of the history of the TPLF.
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Originally published as: Desta, Asayehgn, Ph.D. (2015). Sovereignty and Democracy in Ethiopia: A Reflection on Gebru Asrat's Book. International Journal of Economics Research, 6(1). 1 - 8. Publisher's version available at http://www.ijeronline.com/Vol6issue1.php
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Citation Information
Asayehgn Desta. "Sovereignty and Democracy in Ethiopia: A Reflection on Gebru Asrat's Book" International Journal of Economics Research Vol. 6 Iss. 1 (2015) p. 1 - 8
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/asayehgn_desta/42/