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The Developmental State Seen Through the Prism of an Emergence of a Domestic Industrialist Class in Ethiopia

The Developmental State Seen Through the Prism of an Emergence of a Domestic Industrialist Class in Ethiopia: The Case of the Metals and Engineering Sector

By Sibulele NKunzi (PhD candidate, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Date: Thursday December 6, 2-4 pm

Venue: Berhanou Abebe Library,  French Centre for Ethiopian Studies  (Jan Meda, https://goo.gl/maps/sutSritp3MU2)

Ethiopia is achieving rapid economic growth and development despite historic and current challenges. Ethiopia is an exemplary 21st century case of bridging the continental wide gap in African indigenous productive capitalists by using state-owned enterprises, military-owned enterprises, party-owned firms, and strategic links and joint ventures with foreign investors to build a productive-and-patriotic class of domestic capitalists, albeit nascent at this point in time. Recognizing that reciprocal control mechanisms (RCMs) are the linchpin of industrial policy success, the research explores how they are managed in Ethiopia when such firms can prove hard to discipline.

Through a political economy lens, the research focuses on the significance of relatively complex manufacturing sectors. An examination of industry trends such as investment, trade, productivity, building of domestic technological, research and industrial capabilities is carried out through a focus on a particular case study: Ethiopia’s metals and engineering industry.  The sector is considered “complex” in this context given Ethiopia’s low-level of manufacturing capabilities, human capital and education, and non-existent comparative advantages. The case is interpreted in light of the developmental state with respect to the business-state-relationships (BSR) between the state and capital; in particular the bargains that the state makes with an industrialist class as some industrial policy instruments contextually become more and others less important in the support of the industry. The research aims to highlight the challenges associated with learning from failure on a national, sectoral and firm level, including institutionally in terms of policy.

The case-study is an attempt to move the developmental state literature forward by grappling with the pendulum question of the possibility of industrial policy at national level in an era of globalized production structures and networks. The argument in my research is that those in the academic fraternity as well as policy making authorities in aspirant African developmental states should consider those dimensions of industrial policy that are evident in Ethiopia’s ambitious Growth and Transformation Plan, which in effect challenge the pessimism associated with low-income countries turning to complex manufacturing structures. It is argued that though such ambition is often questioned by neoclassical economists, such an “over optimism” and the associated “hiding hand” (as Hirschmann (2002) referred to it) is often associated with important developmental effects.

The speaker 

Sibulele Nkunzi is a second year PhD Candidate in Applied Development Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His PhD focuses on industrial policy and political economy dimensions of the Ethiopian developmental state. His research and teaching interests are in fieldwork-led academic and policy work with a focus on industrialization, industrial policy, labour, trade, technology, as well as methodological debates in economics.

CFEE Seminar: Ethiopia and its Islamic environment in the Middle Ages: The ERC project and its fieldwork in Bilet (Tigray)

Ethiopia and its Islamic environment in the Middle Ages: The ERC project and its fieldwork in Bilet (Tigray)

 

By Deresse Ayenachew (Debre Berhan University), Amélie Chekroun (CNRS, IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence), Bertrand Hirsch (Paris-1 Sorbonne University) and Julien Loiseau (Aix-Marseille University)

 

Date: Thursday November 29, 2-4 pm

Venue: Berhanou Abebe Library,  French Centre for Ethiopian Studies  (Jan Meda, https://goo.gl/maps/sutSritp3MU2)

 

 

The project pursues two hypothesis: 1) that connexions never have ceased between Ethiopia and its environment that came under Islamic domination and have even increased from the 13th century onwards; 2) that mobility of women and men, free or enslaved, commercial exchange and the flow of books and stories back and forth, did participate in the Islamisation of the whole area in the same way as in the resiliency of Ethiopian christianity. The project aims at evidencing these connexions inside the Horn, through the study of local written sources and archaeological survey, as well as outside the Horn, through the study of Arabic sources and of all traces left by men and women that came from the Horn to the Middle East.

The ERC project HornEast (Horn & Crescent. Connections, Mobility and Exchange between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East in the Middle Ages: 2017-2022) aims at evidencing local and global connections between the Horn of Africa and its Islamic environment (from Yemen to Egypt and Palestine) in the Middle Ages (7th to 15th Century), for a better understanding of the Islamisation process in the whole area.

Fieldwork has begun in Bilet (Tigray) in March 2018, revealing a Muslim graveyard with several Arabic stelae dating back to the 10th-12th centuries CE, and the remains of an urban settlement that may have worked together at the same time. First findings and research hypothesis of the fieldwork will be presented during the workshop along with an overview of the project HornEast.

 

The Speakers:

Julien Loiseau (Aix-Marseille University): Connecting the history of the Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages: the ERC project HornEast

Bertrand Hirsch (Paris-1 Sorbonne University): In search of the Muslim stelae from Enderta: the way to Bilet

Amélie Chekroun (CNRS, IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence): Fieldwork mission in Bilet (March 2018): preliminary observations

Julien Loiseau (Aix-Marseille University): The Muslim stelae from Bilet: a preliminary assessment

 

CFEE joint seminar: bifacial tools at the Melka Wakena Acheulian site complex

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR Evolution: an international research seminar in Eastern Africa. Paleobiodiversity, paleobiology, prehistory, paleoenvironments

(2015-2018)

19ème séance / 19th session: Shapes and technological procedures of the bifacial tools at the Melka Wakena Acheulian site complex par/by Tegenu Gossa

Jeudi 18 octobre 2018, 15h30-17h / Thursday, October 18, 2018, 3:30-5:00 pm

Lieu /VenueAuditorium of the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Addis Ababa

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CFEE Joint Seminar: the paleoenvironmental context of Early Stone Age

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

Evolution: an international research seminar in Eastern Africa.
Paleobiodiversity, paleobiology, prehistory, paleoenvironments

(2015-2018)

18ème séance / 18th session: The paleoenvironmental context of Early Stone Age archaeology: an analysis of Gona fauna between ~3-1 Ma.
par/by Amanda Leiss

Jeudi 23 août 2018, 15h30-17h / Thursday, August 12, 2018, 3:30-5:00 pm

Lieu / Venue: Auditorium of the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Addis Ababa

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Cfee Seminar: The Djibouto-Ethiopian Railway Archives Project

 

The Djibouto-Ethiopian Railway Archives Project : Historical Stakes and Status

by Prof. Shiferaw Bekele and Dr. Simon Imbert-Vier

 

Date: Thursday June 21, 2018 – 5-6 pm

Venue: Berhanou Abebe Library,  French Centre for Ethiopian Studies  (Jan Meda, https://goo.gl/maps/sutSritp3MU2)

The Ethio-French Railway was the first industrial enterprise of Ethiopia. Built at the beginning of the 20th Century, this line was operated by a French Company, which became Ethiopian in 1959 but remained under concrete French administration up to the independence of Djibouti in 1977.

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Qorqor Maryam: history, materials and techniques

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

Qorqor Maryam: history, materials and techniques of Ethiopian rock-hewn church paintings

by Claire Bosc-Tiessé, Sigrid Mirabaud, Jean-Didier Metz, François Guéna, Aurélie Fabijanec and Delphine Burlot

 

Date: Wednesday May 02, 2018, 2-3:30pm

Venue: Berhanou Abebe Library,  French Center for Ethiopian Studies  (Jan Meda, https://goo.gl/maps/sutSritp3MU2)

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CFEE joint seminar: Beneficial microbes and humans

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

CFEE / Centre for Food and Nutrition, Addis Ababa University joint seminar

Beneficial microbes and humans

by Dr. Christèle Humblot

 

Date: Thursday April 19, 2018 – 3-4:30pm

Venue: Berhanou Abebe Library,  French Center for Ethiopian Studies  (Jan Meda, https://goo.gl/maps/sutSritp3MU2)

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CFEE JOINT SEMINAR: The traceology and functional analysis of stone tools in Prehistoric Archeology

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

Evolution: an international research seminar in Eastern Africa.
Paleobiodiversity, paleobiology, prehistory, paleoenvironments

(2015-2018)

17ème séance / 17th session: The traceology and functional analysis of stone tools in Prehistoric Archeology
par/by Lorène Chesnaux

Jeudi 12 avril 2018, 15h30-17h / Thursday, April 12, 2018, 3:30-5:00 pm

Lieu / Venue: Auditorium of the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Addis Ababa

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CFEE JOINT SEMINAR: Terminal Pleistocene Lithic Technology in Eastern Africa

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

Evolution: an international research seminar in Eastern Africa.
Paleobiodiversity, paleobiology, prehistory, paleoenvironments

(2015-2017)

16ème séance / 16th sessionTerminal Pleistocene Lithic Technology in Eastern Africa: Insights from B1s1, Main Ethiopian Rift
par/by Behailu Habte

Jeudi 21 décembre 2017, 15h30-17h / Thursday, December 21, 2017, 3:30-5:00 PM

Lieu / Venue: Auditorium of the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Addis Ababa

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CFEE JOINT SEMINAR: The archaeology of modern human origins

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

Evolution: an international research seminar in Eastern Africa.
Paleobiodiversity, paleobiology, prehistory, paleoenvironments

(2015-2017)

15ème séance / 15th sessionThe archaeology of modern human origins: Perspectives from the Ethiopian Middle Stone Age par/by Yonatan Sahle

Jeudi 14 décembre 2017, 15h30-17h / Thursday, December 14, 2017, 3:30-5:00 PM

Lieu / Venue: Auditorium of the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Addis Ababa

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CFEE SEMINAR: Geoarchaeology and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of the site of Wakarida

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

CFEE Seminar Past and Present: History, Memory and Heritage
(2017-2018)

4ème séance / 4th session: Human occupation and environmental evolutions since the 6th millennium BCE around the aksumite site of Wakarida (Northern Tigray, Ethiopia)
by Ninon Blond

Mardi 28 novembre 2017, 14h-16h, Bibliothèque d’études éthiopiennes Berhanou Abebe (CFEE) / Tuesday 28 November 2017, 2-4 PM, Berhanou Abebe Library of Ethiopian Studies (CFEE).

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AAU Seminar: Gädlä Lalibäla: tradition and documentation

Seminar at Addis Ababa University

Gädlä Lalibäla : tradition and documentation, work in progress

by Nafisa Valieva (PhD Candidate, Center for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Universität Hamburg, Germany)

Friday, November 24, 2017, 9-11 AM

Addis Ababa University, at 6 Kilo OSR Room 119

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CFEE SEMINAR: A view from Gibe III Hydropower Development Project

CFEE Seminar on Contemporary Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa (2017-2018)

2nd Session: The Politics of ‘Developmental’ State in Ethiopia: A View from Gibe III Hydropower Development Project

by Edegilign Hailu Woldegebrael (PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, Université Paris Nanterre, France)

Friday, November 24, 2017, 10-12 AM

Venue: Berhanou Abebe library, in CFEE new office (details below)

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CFEE JOINT SEMINAR: What is Oromo music?

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

CFEE Seminar Past and Present: History, Memory and Heritage
(2017-2018)

3ème séance / 3rd sessionWhat is Oromo music? A socio-historical perspective
by Anaïs MaroPhD candidate in Creative Industries at Queensland University Technology

Jeudi 9 novembre 2017, 14h-16h, Bibliothèque d’études éthiopiennes Berhanou Abebe, CFEE / Thursday 9 November 2017, 2-4 PM, Berhanou Abebe Library of Ethiopian Studies , CFEE.

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