May 2 – Beyond Growth: democratic developmentalism in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s economic growth is a result of a development-oriented ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) maintaining the ‘development projects’ hegemony’. Determined to establish a democratic-developmentalist state, the EPRDF gives preeminence to an autonomous policy space enabling experimentation with different economic policies. Focusing on the growing dominance of China as Ethiopia’s preeminent investor, […]