ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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THIRD WORLD-Violent Centre, Docile Periphery

with mass support, the Congress and its ally, the CPI, will surely reap the harvest of the terror regime in this state since 1972 in the form of a THE latest series of gory incidents enacted in Addis Ababa last month underline a pattern which has now become familiar over large parts of black Africa in the post-colonial phase since the carly 1960S. It is even possible to to set up a centre-periphery model to illustrate the political developments that have been taking place, The model, in fact, is not , unique for Africa, but has its antecedents in several other underdeveloped, ex-colonial countries in Asia and Latin America as well. The countryside remains quiet, and the targe masses residing there are mostly unorganised. The bulk of the political goings-on centre round the capital city and is restricted among certain special groups, such as the army, the senior civil service and elite professional sections. Developments at the centre determine the character of the government; a game of musical chairs among the urban elements

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