Comparative description of asymmetrical patterns of ethnic and national attachment among Amharas and Oromos of Ethiopia
Author(s): Yechale Degu and Gizachew Asrat
Abstract: Multi ethnic states across the board are experiencing social tension as a result of lacking the balance between ethnic group and national attachment. Ethiopia, one of ethnically heterogeneous states in the world, is facing political pressure from the growing ethno-national attachment. This article aims to measure the level of attachment, either to the state or their ethnic in-group, of the two largest ethnic groups in Ethiopia. For this purpose the researcher used mixed approach to research. It found the growing downward trend towards attachment to sub-national elements and distancing from the state among the groups. Relationship exists between an ethnic group of a respondent and attachment proxy variables at 0.01 levels of significance. However, the level of attachment to sub-national or ethnic elements and distancing from the state is not uniform among the Oromos and Amharas.
Yechale Degu, Gizachew Asrat. Comparative description of asymmetrical patterns of ethnic and national attachment among Amharas and Oromos of Ethiopia. Int J Political Sci Governance 2023;5(2):107-118. DOI: 10.33545/26646021.2023.v5.i2b.265