'; ICES20 at Mekelle University: 20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies
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20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies (ICES20)
Mekelle University, Ethiopia

"Regional and Global Ethiopia - Interconnections and Identities"
1-5 October, 2018

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MULTIPLE RURAL INVOLVEMENTS IN GLOBALLY-LINKED MODERNISATION PROCESSES: A COMPARISON OF FOUR RURAL COMMUNITIES IN ETHIOPIA [Abstract ID: 1205-11]

Philippa BEVAN, Independent

In this paper, we intend to use data from the fourth round of the Ethiopia WIDE longitudinal study, planned for early 2018, on four rural communities: one in each of the Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and Southern Regions. We will compare the ways in which different dimensions of "globalisation" have affected the trajectories of these different types of communities since the last round of research in 2010-11, looking for commonalities and differences. How, if at all, have climate change, information and communications networks, imported technologies, international trade, investment and aid, religious proselytising from abroad, neo-liberal, developmental state, humanitarian and other political ideologies, international migration and links with diasporas and other dimensions of globalization impinged on the communities and their members during the period from 2010-11 to 2018?