Fighting Against the Injustice of the State and Globalization

Comparing the African American and Oromo Movements

  • Authors
  • Asafa┬áJalata

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Asafa Jalata
    Pages 1-22
  3. Asafa Jalata
    Pages 55-88
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 153-216

About this book


The book examines, compares, and contrasts the African American and Oromo movements by locating them in the global context, and by showing how life chances changed for the two peoples and their descendants as the modern world system became more complex and developed. Since the same global system that created racialized and exploitative structures in African American and Oromo societies also facilitated the struggles of these two peoples, this book demonstrates the dynamic interplay between social structures and human agencies in the system. African Americans in the United States of America and Oromos in the Ethiopian Empire developed their respective liberation movements in opposition to racial/ethnonational oppression, cultural and colonial domination, exploitation, and underdevelopment. By going beyond its focal point, the book also explores the structural limit of nationalism, and the potential of revolutionary nationalism in promoting a genuine multicultural democracy.


Africa democracy foreign policy globalization nationalism Policy revolution

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