Rethinking the violence in Ethiopia

“How can two ideas be merged to produce a new structure which shows the influence of ancestor ideas without being a mere cut and paste combination?”
Margaret Boden

ECADF |by Minga Negash * Finding conflict monies and analysis of violence requires competency in the disciplines of forensic accounting, criminology and police science. Defining the term accountability as answerability, responsibility, and liability, there are at least five forms of accountability (Sinclair 1995). They are political, public, managerial, professional, and personal. Violence has been studied from social, behavioral, political, economic, security, and media perspectives. Several books, academic papers, and think tank and election observation organizations have linked finance with political institutions. Ethnicity and finance have become important variables in explaining political behavior in Sub Sahara Africa (Agesa 2000; Noyoo 2000; Ilorah 2009; Lieberman and McClendon 2013; Hassan 2018). Analysts agree that ethnicity is associated with bias, favoritism, corruption, social grievances and political instability. In his 2018 book “Identity:-the demand for dignity and the politics of resentment” and in his most recent piece in Foreign Affairs (July/August 2020) Fukuyama documents the emerging global (dis) order and the capture of the institutions of the modern State by organized groups that spur nationalism, fascism, isolationism, and xenophobia.