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, lender and trading partner, the lecture explores how Ethiopia’s development hegemony and aspiration for establishing a democratic developmental state are being put to the test.

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Obert Hodzi is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of World Cultures at University of Helsinki

Date: 02-05-2019
Time: 18:15-19:30
Place: Hörsal 2, Ekonomikum
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. A one-year membership can be purchased at the event for 100 SEK.

In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.