African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 382

Full Length Research Paper

Analysis of politics in the land tenure system: Experience of successive Ethiopian regimes since 1930

Teshome Chala
  • Teshome Chala
  • College of Law and Governance, Department of Civics and Ethical Studies, Mekelle University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 06 July 2016
  •  Accepted: 01 September 2016
  •  Published: 30 September 2016


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