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The Humanitarian Theatre: Drought Response during Ethiopia's Low-intensity Conflict of 2016
Journal article, Created By Desportes, Isabelle and Published By Cambridge University Press in English language
This article aims to rekindle the debate on the politics of aid in the increasingly common - yet still under-studied - authoritarian and low-intensity conflict settings, detailing the case of Ethiopia in 2016, when a 50-year drought coincided with a wave of protests and a state of emergency. During four months of qualitative fieldwork in 2017, state, civil society, Ethiopian and international actors were approached - from humanitarian headquarters to communities in the Amhara, Oromiya and Somali regions. Research participants relayed stark discrepancies between the&#...