Unemployment, protest, conflict and Elites in Oromia, Ethiopia

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Alazar Melkamu


The article discusses how the role of the elites in Oromia region played a paramount role in the protests and conflicts which began in 2015 by using the Resource Mobilization theory, which gives much wait on the role of the elite in mobilizing people. But, it first shades some light on other theories like the Relative Deprivation theory which argues that people protest or enter into conflict because of the discrepancy between their expectations and the actual reality. 

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