Ethiopian and Wider African Perspectives on Human Rights and Good Governance
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In contemporary discourses on democracy, development and human security, increasing recognition is accorded to the crucial relationship between the prevalence of ‘good governance’ and prospects of a meaningful implementation of international and domestic human rights standards. Most of the contributions assembled in the present book aim at analyzing this relationship more closely by specifically focusing on Ethiopia, a rising East-African nation that is struggling to maintain the momentum of transformation more than twenty years into its journey from a repressive dictatorship to democratic rule. The chapters are supplemented by contributions that take into account wider regional perspectives on self-determination, human rights, human security, as well as emerging regional standards on constitutionalism. The publication emanates from a joint undertaking of the Institute of International Law and International Relations at the University of Graz, the Institute of Federalism and Legal Studies at the Ethiopian Civil Service University, and the Center for Human Rights Studies at Addis Ababa University. It is part of a broader project entitled ‘Academic Partnership on Legal and Human Rights Education (APLHRE)’, which has received generous support from the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD).