African Studies Series, 90, Peasant Revolution in Ethiopia: The Tigray People's Liberation Front, 1975–1991

African Studies Series, 90, Peasant Revolution in Ethiopia: The Tigray People's Liberation Front, 1975–1991

written by John Young, 1951-, in African Studies Series, 90 (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2006, originally published 1997), 290 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
In the wake of the overthrow of the Haile-Selassie regime in Ethiopia in 1974 and the coming to power of the military, a number of opposition forces launched insurrections. But only one movement, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) triumphed, liberating Tigray in 1989, and in an ethnic-based coalition which it dominated, assuming state power in 1991. This is the first chronicle of the history of that struggle, and it is based largely on interviews with peasants who formed the core of the Tigrayan revolution and the TPLF leadership. It provides the necessary background to understanding post-1991 political developments in Ethiopia. It also offers an explanation of peasant-based revolution that contrasts with contemporary approaches by Marxists, Skocpol, and in particular the works of Wolf, Paige and Scott, all of whom largely ignore the political considerations and the role of the revolutionary party, which Dr. Young identifies as a critical element in his study.
Field of Interest
Global Issues
Author
John Young, 1951-
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Copyright Message
Copyright © 1997 Cambridge University Press
Content Type
Book
Warning: Contains explicit content
No
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
1997
Page Count
290
Publication Year
2006
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Place Published / Released
Cambridge, England
Series Number
90
Subject
Global Issues, Social Sciences, Individual and Groups Rights, Peasants, Revolutions, History, Politics, Government, Ethiopian Civil War, 1974-1991, Politics & Policy, History, Direitos Individuais e de Grupo, Derechos del Individuo y de Grupos, Tigrayan People's Liberation Front, Derg, Ethiopia, Tigray, Ethiopians, 20th Century in World History (1914--2000)
Series / Program
African Studies Series
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Direitos Individuais e de Grupo, Derechos del Individuo y de Grupos

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