Functioning of Ethnic Federalism in Ethiopia: An Overlook to Myth and Reality in Present Scenario


  • Dr. Rajesh Kumar School of Governance and Development Study, College of social and Humanities, Bule Hora University, Ethiopia



Federalism, Realities, myth, aspirations, actualities


This study tries to investigate how Ethiopian federalism functions, concentrating on the discrepancy between the system's aspirations and actualities. In order to accommodate its numerous ethnic groups, guara of Pntee regional autonomy, and foster equitable development, Ethiopia chose a federal structure in 1991. Federalism has, however, been poorly implemented due to a number of problems and inconsistencies. This paper will critically analyse the myth surrounding federalism in Ethiopia and examine the realities on the ground. It will draw on academic research, government reports, and expert opinions to provide a comprehensive analysis of the functioning of federalism in Ethio-pia.


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D. R. Kumar, “Functioning of Ethnic Federalism in Ethiopia: An Overlook to Myth and Reality in Present Scenario”, J. Appl. Sci. Educ., vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1–13, Apr. 2023.




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