Archives de catégorie : The development State from below

Seminar: The Politics of Public Silence

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

The Politics of Public Silence: Civil Society – State Relations Under the EPRDF Regime (1991 – 2017)

 

by Camille Pellerin

 

Date: Mardi 16 Avril, 2019, 14h00-15h30 / Date: Tuesday April 16, 2019 – 2-3:30 pm

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

 

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l’Éthiopie sous Abiy Ahmed, quelles reconfigurations ?

Date : Jeudi 21 février 2019
Horaire : 14h – 18h30
Adresse : 27 rue de la Procession, 75015 Paris

 

Depuis son arrivée à la tête du gouvernement éthiopien en avril 2018, Abiy Ahmed a multiplié les gestes d’ouverture : levée de l’état d’urgence, libération de prisonniers politiques, annonces d’une ouverture économique et de privatisations d’entreprises nationales. En matière de politique extérieure, Abiy Ahmed a créé la surprise en entamant un rapprochement historique avec l’Érythrée.

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Gimgema: The evaluation of civil servants in EPRDF Ethiopia

SÉMINAIRES / SEMINARS

Gimgema: The evaluation of civil servants in EPRDF Ethiopia

 

By Mehdi Labzae (PhD candidate, University Paris I-Pantheon Sorbonne, France)

Date: Monday February 18, 10-12am

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

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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: 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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Busy and interdisciplinary in the Afar: the AGXIM Project

TERRAIN / FIELDWORK

The AGXIM* Project

First Awsa Geology-Humanities Interdisciplinary Mission

February 11-24, 2018

By Cécile Doubre, Eloi Ficquet & Lamya Khalidi

* Afar for ‘to be busy’, pronounced agdhim

Introduction to being busy

The first field mission of the AGXIM project took place between February 11th and 24th, 2018. This project directed by Cécile Doubre (IPGS, Strasbourg) and Eloi Ficquet (EHESS, Paris) aims to document human adaptation in the Awsa and Tendaho Basin (Lower Awash valley, Afar). Together with Ethiopian collaborators from Addis Ababa University, Mekele University, the ARCCH and the Afar Bureau of Culture and Tourism, the interdisciplinary team brings together specialists from the Earth Sciences and the Humanities who had previously been working independently in the Afar region for the last decade or more.

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Call for Papers: Keeping Faith in 2030 – Religions and Development in Ethiopia

Call for papers / Appel à contributions

Interdisciplinary conference

Keeping Faith in 2030:

Religions and Development in Ethiopia

 

Addis Ababa, May 31 – June 1, 2018

Deadline for abstract submission: April 6, 2018

The CFEE is a partner of a conference to be held in Addis Ababa, May 31 – June 1, 2018 as part of the international research network “Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals”, convened by the University of Leeds and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.

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TERRAIN / FIELDWORK: A View from Gibe III Hydropower Development Project

TERRAIN/FIELDWORK

The Politics of “Developmental State” in Ethiopia: A View from Gibe III Hydropower Development Project

by Edegilign Hailu Woldegebrael

Edegilign Hailu Woldegebrael is PhD candidate in geography at Université Paris Nanterre, France. His supervisor is Dr. Sabine Planel. He is conducting research on the politics of « Developmental State » in Ethiopia, through the prism of the Gibe III Hydropower Development Project. He is one of the recipients of the CFEE field scholarships. In this text, he explains the main contributions of this fieldwork funded by the CFEE.

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TERRAIN/FIELDWORK: A History of Mining in Wallaga

TERRAIN/FIELDWORK

A History of Mining in Wallaga, Western Ethiopia, 1899-1991

by Alemseged Debele

Alemseged Debele is PhD candidate in history at Addis Ababa University. His supervisor is Professor Tesema Ta’a. He is conducting research on the history of mineral resources and their extraction in Wallaga, western Ethiopia in the 20th century.  He is one of the recipients of the CFEE field scholarships. In this text, he explains the main contributions of this fieldwork financed by the CFEE.

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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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TERRAIN / FIELDWORK: Sekota, l’Ethiopie rurale en transition

TERRAIN / FIELDWORK

Sekota, l’Ethiopie rurale en transition

Par Alice Corbet

Alice Corbet is a doctor in Anthropology (Ecole des Hautes études en Sciences sociales, EHESS, Paris, 2008) and CNRS research fellow at Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM, UMR 5115, Sciences Po Bordeaux). She has been assigned to the CFEE since January 2017.
See her page on LAM website
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In this text, she presents her current fieldwork research in Sekota.

[in French]

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TERRAIN / FIELDWORK: La léproserie St. Antoine de Harar

TERRAIN / FIELDWORK

Histoire de la léproserie St-Antoine à Harar
Quelles histoires ?

Par Vanessa Pedrotti

Vanessa Pedrotti is PhD candidate in history at Université d’Aix-Marseille (Institut des mondes africains – IMAF, UMR 8171). Her advisor is Henri Médard. She is conducting research on the history of leprosy in Ethiopia, from the missionary actions to the handling of this issue by the Ethiopian State.  She is one of the recipients of the CFEE field scholarships. She conducted a fieldwork at the St. Antony Leprosy in Harar in September 2017. In this text, she explains the main contributions of this fieldwork financed by the CFEE.

[in French]

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CFEE JOINT SEMINAR: History of the St-Anthony Leprosarium of Harär

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

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

2ème séance / 2nd session: The history of the St-Anthony Leprosarium of Harär (1901-1965)
by Mesele Terecha Kebede & Vanessa Pedrotti

Lundi 2 octobre 2017, 14h-16h, Bibliothèque d’études éthiopiennes Berhanou Abebe (CFEE) / Monday 2 October 2017, 2-4 PM, Berhanou Abebe Library of Ethiopian Studies (CFEE).

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Constance Perrin-Joly, new researcher at the CFEE

TERRAINS / FIELDWORKS

Engagement des entrepreneurs dans le développement de l’Ethiopie : De l’entreprise morale à l’entreprise de morale
Entrepreneurs’ commitment in Ethiopian development : From moral business to moral entreprise

BConstance Perrin-Joly

Constance Perrin-Joly, maîtresse de conférences à l’Université Paris 13 (IRIS), est sociologue du travail, spécialisée dans l’analyse des politiques d’entreprise qui répondent à des impératifs moraux. Elle combine l’étude des organisations avec une approche biographique sur les carrières professionnelles. Elle a rejoint le 1er septembre 2017 le Centre Français d’études éthiopiennes dans le cadre d’une délégation CNRS pour y mener une enquête sur l’engagement moral des entrepreneurs en Ethiopie.
Constance Perrin-Joly, lecturer at the University of Paris 13 (IRIS), is a sociologist of work, specializing in the analysis of corporate policies that respond to moral imperatives. She combines the study of organizations with a biographical approach on professional careers. On 1st September 2017, she has joined the French Center for Ethiopian Studies as part of a CNRS delegation to investigate the moral commitment of entrepreneurs in Ethiopia.

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Publication : Pentecostalism and Economic Transformation in Ethiopia

PUBLICATION

Archives de sciences sociales des religions n°175

oct.-déc. 2016

Dossier thématique sur « L’entrepreneur religieux »

avec notamment un article d’Emanuele Fantini, « Crafting Ethiopia’s Glorious Destiny. Pentecostalism and Economic Transformation under a Developmental State », p. 67-86.

Suivi d’un Dossier thématique sur « Vatican II : un concile pour le monde ? »

 

Pour en savoir plus, voir la page de la revue sur le site de l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences sociales.