Saturday, 27 August 2016

Nationalism, State Formation and the Public Sphere: Eritrea 1991 - 1996

Nationalism, State Formation and the Public Sphere: Eritrea 1991 - 1996 by Fouad Mekki,  1996

This article attempts to situate the transition to statehood in Eritrea in the context of its time, culture, and political history. It argues that the transition is profoundly shaped by the international conjuncture within which it unfolds, as well as by the social and political experiences of the nationalist movements. The economic, social, and political aspects of the transition are highlighted with a view to illuminating their overall trajectory and complex dynamics. The establishment of national sovereignty, it is argued, does not entail some unproblematic process of national integration, but only creates a nationally defined public space through which the multifaceted issues of postindependence Eritrea will be contested. State formation is therefore understood as a continuation of the nationmaking process which cannot be reified as a finished project. The article concludes by examining the contradictory but pregnant possibilities for establishing a democratic political and social order

http://www.roape.org/pdf/7002.pdf

Ethiopia-Eritrea: Proxy Wars and Prospects of Peace in the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia-Eritrea: Proxy Wars and Prospects of Peace in the Horn of Africa by Jon Abbink, 2003

https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/bitstream/handle/1887/9487/ASC_1242160_003.pdf?sequence=1

Post-liberation Politics in Africa: examining the political legacy of struggle



Post-liberation Politics in Africa: examining the political legacy of struggle by SARA RICH DORMAN

This article examines the politics of African states in which insurgencies or liberation movements have taken control of the government. It analyses the impact on governance of reforms introduced by these postliberation regimes, their relations with traditional authorities and civil society and relationships within and between competing guerrilla movements. It interrogates the nature of the state that emerges from this process. The ‘postliberation’ state label is argued to be both meaningful and useful, as part of a larger project of exploring and explaining the post-colonial African state, highlighting debates about representation, citizenship and nation building. While post-liberation regimes have advantages in implementing state building projects, they are also subject to contestation when the new state institutions and regime incumbents become too exclusivist or predatory
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You may need to regidter with Academia.edu to be able to download the articel


http://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/38466276/Post_liberation_politics_pub_version.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ56TQJRTWSMTNPEA&Expires=1472335587&Signature=HkKmbOZ1adrRxEOsVbMRnSMHmAg%3D&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DPost-liberation_Politics_in_Africa_exami.pdf

The Eritrean War: Issues and Implications by Richard Lobban, 1976

The Eritrean War: Issues and Implications by Richard Lobban, 1976

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https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Richard_Lobban/publication/254643785_The_Eritrean_War_Issues_and_Implications/links/550cce390cf275261096f6ee.pdf

Issues affecting peaceful development in Eritrea, 1993


Issues affecting peaceful development in Eritrea, 1993, part of the report of the Norwegian Observer Mission on the referendum for independence of Eritrea, by Kjetil Tronvoll

The article correctly predicted that "The referendum demonstrated that internal differences are contained by the euphoria of victory and independence but internal conflicts are bound to sooner or later to come to the fore..."

http://www.mediafire.com/download/d14gp1ht2hews8e/Tronvoll_Issues-affecting-peaceful-development-in-Eritrea_1993.pdf

Thursday, 25 August 2016

ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA: THE QUEST FOR PEACE AND NORMALIZATIONS, a 2008 MSc thesis

ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA: THE QUEST FOR PEACE AND NORMALIZATIONS by Kalewongel Minale Gedamu, a 2008 MSc thesis, University of Tromsø

This thesis, first and fore most, attempts to find out explanations why the overall peace process was not able to bring an end to the conflict in general and to the border incompatibility in particular. Secondly, it attempts to air the silenced views of the local people living along the disputed boundary. By doing so, this thesis argues that the Ethiopian and Eritrean boundary is inhabited by two closely related people and any solution to end the currently prevailing deadlock and resolve the border disagreement needs to be done with the participation and consultation of the local people. Any solution that will be imposed on the local people is likely to face resistance, undermining the sustainability of the peace that could be achieved

http://munin.uit.no/bitstream/handle/10037/1605/Thesis.pdf

Sunday, 21 August 2016

The details of the Federal Arrangement between Eritrea and Ethiopia الاتحاد الفيدرالي بين أرتريا واثيوبيا وكيفية أخراجه

الاتحاد الفيدرالي بين أرتريا واثيوبيا وكيفية أخراجه

The details of how the Federal Arrangement between Eritrea and Ethiopia was accomplished Dec 50 - Sept 52, in Arabic