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La trajectoire singulière du FLPT


La trajectoire singulière du FLPT : crises sans fragmentation

par Marine Gassier


Marine Gassier est doctorante en science politique à SciencesPo Paris. Ses recherches portent sur les crises internes rencontrées par les mouvements d’insurrection, en Éthiopie et au Sud Soudan. Elle  présente ici le résultat de ses recherches en Éthiopie pour lesquelles elle a bénéficié d’une bourse du CFEE en 2017.

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Publication: Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia


Gérard PRUNIER, Éloi FICQUET, eds., Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia. Monarchy, Revolution and the Legacy of Meles Zenawi, London, Hurst & Company, 2015, 521 p.

When we think of Ethiopia we tend to think in cliches: Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, the Falasha Jews, the epic reign of Emperor Haile Selassie, the Communist Revolution, famine and civil war. Among the countries of Africa it has a high profile yet is poorly known. How- ever all cliches contain within them a kernel of truth, and occlude much more. Today’s Ethiopia (and its painfully liberated sister state of Eritrea) are largely obscured by these mythical views and a secondary literature that is partial or propagandist. Moreover there have been few attempts to offer readers a comprehensive overview of the country’s recent history, politics and culture that goes beyond the usual guidebook fare. Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia seeks to do just that, presenting a measured, detailed and systematic analysis of the main features of this unique country, now building on the foundations of a magical and tumultuous past as it struggles to emerge in the modern world on its own terms.

Both editors have been directors of the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE).

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