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THE JOURNAL OF OROMO STUDIES, Volume 15, Number 1, February/March 2008, Editor: Ezekiel Gebissa, Kettering University


THE JOURNAL OF OROMO STUDIES, Volume 15, Number 1, February/March 2008, Editor: Ezekiel Gebissa, Kettering University

ISSN 1070-2202 442

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The Journal of Oromo Studies (JOS) is a leading scholarly publication of the Oromo Studies Association (OSA). Issued twice a year, the journal publishes articles pertaining to all areas of Oromo Studies past, present and future, including topics related to the Oromo Diaspora worldwide. Its interdisciplinary scope and revisionary approach offers readers a critical view of the socioeconomic, political and cultural achievements of the Oromo people in their interactions with the people of the Horn of Africa.

Reflecting the diverse interests of OSA members, the journal emphasizes multidisciplinarity and embraces variety by publishing articles that allow both the specialist and the general reader gain far-reaching insights and a thorough understanding of the Oromo people and the Horn of Africa region.

The contributed essays included in this issue are:

Gadaa as a Point of Departure in Oromo Studies by Ezekiel Gebissa

Pan-Oromo Confederations in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries by Tsega Etefa

Defending Regional Autonomy and Cultural Identity: The Case of Leeqaa Naqamtee & Leeqaa Qellem (1882-1937) by Tesema Ta’a

Failed Modernization of the Ethiopian State :Oromo Perspectives on Ethiopian Political Culture by Marco Bassi and Gemetchu Megerssa

The Ethiopian State and the Future of the Oromo: The Struggle for ‘Self-Rule’ and ‘Shared-Rule’ by Merera Gudina

The Concept of Peace in the Oromo Gadaa System: Its Mechanisms and Moral Dimension by Tena Dewo

The Nagaa Boorana: Contemporary Discussions on Ritual and Political Diversity by Mario I. Aguilar

The Oromo in Medieval Muslim States of Southern Ethiopia by Mohammed Hassen

Paulos Milkias. Haile Selassie, Western Education and Political Revolutionin Ethiopia

EZEKIEL GEBISSA is Associate Professor of History at Kettering University. He is the author of Leaf of Allah: Khat and the Transformation of Agriculture in Harerge, Ethiopia, 1875-1991 (James Currey and Ohio University Press, 2004). He has published several articles in refereed journals. He is past president of the Oromo Studies Association and currently editor of the Journal of Oromo Studies.

Oromo Studies/AFRICA

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