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Why Do Men Not Rebel?: Explaining rebellion and the absence thereof among the Oromo people in Ethiopia
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government. Uppsala University .
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The objective of this thesis is to help explain why the Oromo people do not rebel

against the current government in Ethiopia as they rebelled and ousted the Derg in

1991. The theory deployed, which seems to be of particular relevance when seeking

an answer to absence of rebellion, is the Why Men Rebel model by Ted Gurr (1970;

2000). The findings indicate that seven out of 16 variables presented in the theory,

have changed in their variety of presence. Six variables have changed in variety to be

dependent, a lesser risk to rebellion, and one to be dependent, a greater risk of

rebellion in 2013 compared to in 1991. Altogether, Gurr’s theory on Why Men Rebel

helps to explain why the Oromo people do not rebel in Ethiopia, and it also seems to

be a suitable use, not only for quantitative studies but for in-depth qualitative research

as well.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 70 p.
Keyword [en]
Ethiopia, rebel, Oromo, conflict, war, peace, conflict
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242285OAI: diva2:783005
Subject / course
Development Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Social Sciences
Available from: 2015-12-16 Created: 2015-01-23 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved

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