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Boundary Demarcation and Amalgamation of Local Governments in Oromia Surrounding the Federal Capital of Ethiopia

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  • Fribourg : IFF, 2023
English This paper explores the procedures of boundary demarcation between Oromia regional state and Addis Ababa city, and of the subsequent amalgamation of local governments in Oromia regional state. In doing so, comparative lessons are drawn regarding procedures of local government boundary changes and amalgamation focusing on the Confederation of Switzerland. The findings of the study show that, in Ethiopia, the procedure of boundary demarcation and merger lacks details and is dominated by political elites. The merger of local governments surrounding the federal capital which led to the establishment of Sheger city in Oromia regional state indicates a purpose and goal of amalgamation beyond ensuring autonomy at the local level. This paper argues that the lack of detail in the procedure and process of boundary demarcation and amalgamation undermines the significance of public consultation, transparency and autonomy of local governments.
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Faculty
Faculté de droit
Department
Institut du Fédéralisme
Language
  • English
Classification
Law, jurisprudence
Series statement
  • IFF Working Paper Online ; 41
License
CC BY
Open access status
diamond
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https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/327037
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