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Media, Participation and Constitution-Making in Ethiopia

Abstract:

The role of communications in facilitating public participation in constitution-making is often neglected and misunderstood, particularly in post-war state-building when mass media may be weak. In the early 1990s, Ethiopia's ruling party, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), drafted one of Africa's most ambitious constitutions, allowing for ethnic federalism, decentralization and democratic reforms. The constitution has been highly controversial and many of its aspir...

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10.1017/S0021855314000138

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Socio- Legal Studies Centre
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LAW
Volume:
58
Issue:
2
Pages:
231-249
Publication date:
2014-10-05
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EISSN:
1464-3731
ISSN:
0021-8553
URN:
uuid:4c24790e-a6ab-4511-9479-6f492e551ada
Source identifiers:
490968
Local pid:
pubs:490968
Language:
English

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