B1
Development, democracy, and dissent: Eritrean politics after Independence

Convenors:
Sara Dorman (University of Edinburgh)
Stream:
Environment, development and human rights
Location:
G50
Start time:
11 September, 2006 at 14:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

none

Long abstract:

The papers in this panel bring ethnographic, political economic, and sociological perspectives to the analysis of Eritrean nationalism, state power, and society after fifteen years of independence. The authors understand nationhood as an unfinished social project fraught with conflict and contradictions. The papers’ explore tensions between centralized state power and participatory democracy in the context of war, displacement, and militarization.