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    Reading List: Most Popular @AfricaAtLSE Book Reviews of 2016

Reading List: Most Popular @AfricaAtLSE Book Reviews of 2016

Welcome to our look back to our most popular book reviews of 2016.

Book Review – Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia: Monarchy, Revolution and the Legacy of Meles Zenawi Edited by Gérard Prunier and Éloi Ficquet – An impressive volume, one which contains a wealth of information on the historical, cultural and religious underpinnings of the landlocked country in the Horn of Africa, […]

Address African Conflicts with a Stronger African Union

LSE’s Bryan Mutiso argues that African states must strengthen their institutions in order to turn the tide on instability.

In political affairs, as in weather systems, sometimes the most violent storms appear out of nowhere. As I write, such a storm is brewing at the door of the African Union – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ethiopia has declared a State of Emergency […]

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    Book Review: Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa: Development without Democracy Edited by Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens

Book Review: Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa: Development without Democracy Edited by Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens

This is a wide-ranging volume which examines the intersection between the aid industry and African politics from a variety of perspectives. It should provoke new thinking among both academics and practitioners, says Nick Branson.

Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens seek to explore the “motives, dynamics and consequences of international aid given to authoritarian African governments”. The editors present donors’ […]

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    Courting commotion? Changing migration dynamics on the southern route to South Africa

Courting commotion? Changing migration dynamics on the southern route to South Africa

As the migratory flow of Ethiopians continues along the southern route to South Africa, LSE alumnus Charles Mulingi examines the motivations, journey experiences, changing immigration rules in SA and possible impact on migration from the Horn of Africa.

Despite the international attention that is currently focussed on migratory flows directed towards Europe and other Western countries, the continued flow of […]

The ‘Ethiopia Rising’ Narrative and the Oromo Protests

Oromos have been the victims of indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks in the hands of security forces, argues LSE’s Awol Allo.
So much for the “Ethiopia rising” meme which Ethiopian authorities ostentatiously promote to camouflage the repressive nature of the state.

A new report published by Human Rights Watch on the Oromo protests depicts a disturbing picture of a government that thrives […]

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    Book Review – African Theatre 14: Contemporary Women Edited by Jane Plastow, Yvette Hutchison and Christine Matzke

Book Review – African Theatre 14: Contemporary Women Edited by Jane Plastow, Yvette Hutchison and Christine Matzke

African Theatre 14: Contemporary Women looks at the lives, challenges and contributions of African women from across the continent to making and participating in theatre in the 21st century. Yovanka Perdigão calls this book a useful aid to further the conversation on how to improve accessibility and the work of African women in theatre.

Little is known of the role […]

The Politics of Inclusive Development: Two Books; One Title

Alice Evans reviews two books and raises some questions.

The Politics of Inclusive Development: Policy, State Capacity, and Coalition Building. Teichman. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. 2016.

The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence. Sam Hickey, Kunal Sen and Badru Bukenya (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2015.

The age of ‘best practice’ is over. The time of politics has come. Rather than […]

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    Book Review – Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia: Monarchy, Revolution and the Legacy of Meles Zenawi Edited by Gérard Prunier and Éloi Ficquet

Book Review – Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia: Monarchy, Revolution and the Legacy of Meles Zenawi Edited by Gérard Prunier and Éloi Ficquet

Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia is an impressive volume, one which contains a wealth of information on the historical, cultural and religious underpinnings of the landlocked country in the Horn of Africa, says Nick Branson.

This edited volume draws substantially on a 2007 collection compiled under Gérard Prunier’s direction while at the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies. Chapters retained from L’Éthiopie contemporaine […]

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    Ethiopia’s economic growth borrows from ENRON’s accounting

Ethiopia’s economic growth borrows from ENRON’s accounting

J Bonsa analyses Ethiopia’s economic growth over the last ten years.

More than 70 people have been killed and dozens wounded in an ongoing crackdown on peaceful protesters in Oromia. One of the underlying causes of the prevailing tense political situation is Ethiopia’s bogus claim about “miraculous” economic growth in the last decade.

The youth is not benefitting from the country’s supposed […]

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    Book Review: Border and Borderlands as Resources in the Horn of Africa Edited by Dereje Feyissa and Markus Virgil Hoehne

Book Review: Border and Borderlands as Resources in the Horn of Africa Edited by Dereje Feyissa and Markus Virgil Hoehne

LSE’s Ilaria Carrozza says that the book Border and Borderlands as Resources in Horn of Africa addresses a gap in Africanist Studies on the impact of human agency on the limitations imposed by borders.

Border and Borderlands as Resources in the Horn of Africa provides an interesting counter-intuitive view of states borders as resources for people who live along them. […]

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