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dc.contributor.authorFekadu Mulugeta, Mercy
dc.contributor.authorGebresenbet, Fana
dc.contributor.authorTariku, Yonas
dc.contributor.authorNettir, Ekal
dc.coverage.spatialEthiopiaen
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-05T15:32:22Z
dc.date.available2019-06-05T15:32:22Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-05
dc.identifier.citationFekadu Mulugeta, M., Gebresenbet, F., Tariku, Y. and Nettir, E. (2019) 'Fundamental Challenges in Academic–Government Partnership in Conflict Research in the Pastoral Lowlands of Ethiopia' in Exploring Research–Policy Partnerships in International Development, IDS Bulletin 50.1, Brighton: IDSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/14518
dc.description.abstractThe Ethiopian government continuously calls for policy-relevant research. However, this admission of policy challenges and attempts to fill the gap cannot ignore the political economy and power dynamics in Ethiopia. This article discusses challenges to an impactful partnership with government, drawing from the experiences of the ‘conflict working group’, the ESRC-DFID-funded project ‘Shifting In/equality Dynamics in Ethiopia: from Research to Application’ (SIDERA). We argue that research should empower communities; however, to government, research is a tool to buttress efforts to ‘secure’ and ‘pacify’ the lowlands to eventually facilitate extraction. The article also addresses the lack of consensus on basic concepts such as conflict. We argue that it is a rational response to environmental change and state-led dispossessions, while to government, it is an expression of ‘backwardness’ and ‘irrationality’. The development of a meaningful partnership in this context was dependent on navigating meanings and power relations.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment for International Development (DFID)en
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin;50.1
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited and any modifications or adaptations are indicated. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcodeen
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dc.subjectDevelopment Policyen
dc.titleFundamental Challenges in Academic–Government Partnership in Conflict Research in the Pastoral Lowlands of Ethiopiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.teamImapct and Learning Teamen
dc.identifier.doi10.19088/1968-2019.108
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-06-05
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