Punishing the periphery: legacies of state repression in the Ethiopian Ogaden

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Abstract

This article scrutinizes dynamics and legacies of state violence by the imperial and
current government against civilians in the Ethiopian Ogaden, between 1960 and
2010. While conflict dynamics in eastern Ethiopia underwent significant changes in
the past half-century, successive counterinsurgency campaigns employed strikingly
similar military tactics against local communities. Combining historical accounts with oral testimonies collected among victims of state violence in the Ogaadeen Somali diaspora in the USA, this article draws attention to the distinct temporality and spatiality that emerges from repeat cycles of state violence.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelPolitics and Violence in Eastern Africa : The Struggles of Emerging States
RedaktørerDavid M. Anderson, Øystein H. Rolandsen
Udgivelses stedLondon
ForlagRoutledge
Publikationsdatomaj 2015
Sider187-201
Kapitel12
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-13-884666-1
StatusUdgivet - maj 2015

Citer dette

Hagmann, T. (2015). Punishing the periphery: legacies of state repression in the Ethiopian Ogaden. I D. M. Anderson, & Ø. H. Rolandsen (red.), Politics and Violence in Eastern Africa: The Struggles of Emerging States (s. 187-201). Routledge.