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Jan Abbink

Jan Abbink

Jan Abbink is an anthropologist and carries out research on the history and cultures of the Horn of Africa (Northeast Africa), particularly Ethiopia. Since 2001 he is also Professor (extraordinary) of African Ethnic Studies at the VU University in Amsterdam.

Disconnections? Dilemmas around the ‘developmental state’ in Africa

In Ethiopia and many African countries, we need a recalibration of developmentalist authoritarianism that feeds exclusion and conflict.

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