የጄ/ል መንግስቱ ነዋይ ኑዛዜ

እናንት ዳኞች የበየናችሁብኝን የሞት ፍርድ ያለ ይግባኝ ተቀብያለሁ፡፡ ይግባኝ ብየ ጉዳየን የሚመለከትልኝ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ቢሆን ኖሮ ይግባኝ ማለት በፈለግሁ ነበር፡፡ ነገር ግን ይህ እንደማይሆን አውቃለውና በይግባኝ የአፄ ኃ/ስላሴን ፊት ማየት አልፈቅድም፡፡ በእግዚያብሄር ስም ተሰይማችሁ ከተቀመጣችሁበት የፍርድ ወንበር ላይ ከመቀመጣችሁ በፊት በእኔ ላይ የምትሰጡትን የዛሬውን ፍርድ ታውቁት እንደነበር ሳስብና ፍርድ እስከዚህ መርከሱን ስታዘብ ሀዘኔ ይበዛል፡፡ ለኢትዮጵያ … Continue reading የጄ/ል መንግስቱ ነዋይ ኑዛዜ

Social Origins of Democracy: Religious freedom laid the foundations for political freedom

New forces arose to threaten the old patterns of religious life. Towards the end of the Middle Ages, Roman Catholicism was moving towards its peak, with the old ways more and more in disharmony with new forces. Individualism, nationalism and secularism contributed to a climate of opinion hostile to the continuation of privileges and abuses … Continue reading Social Origins of Democracy: Religious freedom laid the foundations for political freedom

Social Origins of Democracy: Rise of commerce creates urban power centers

The growth of commerce stimulated the liberation of cities from feudal control. The cities were more democratic than the countryside. Though they began as humble enclaves in a feudal world, the towns began to assume the proportions of a challenger and a competitor, helping to sustain governments and competing in their interests with the feudal … Continue reading Social Origins of Democracy: Rise of commerce creates urban power centers

Social Origins of Democracy: Power shifts from land to money

The rise of a money economy sounded the death knell of feudalism. "Feudal customs and practices completely decayed by 1500. Personal unfreedom and the status of villeinage were eradicated by 1640." Land, the basis of power in the medieval period, lost its importance. It took centuries for this process to reach completion. But the seeds … Continue reading Social Origins of Democracy: Power shifts from land to money

Social Origins of Democracy: Shift of power from feudal lords to the monarch

The first stepping stone to the emergence of democracy was the destruction of feudalism and the stabilization of monarchical authority. The old hierarchic social order did not dissolve completely, but it became more elastic and adjusted itself to the new conditions. The stabilization of monarchical authority and the growth of nation-state lessened the importance of … Continue reading Social Origins of Democracy: Shift of power from feudal lords to the monarch

Social Origins of Democracy: Origins of Democracy in England

The fall of the Roman Empire in the West (476 A.D) and barbarian invasions that followed marked the beginning of the Middle Ages in England. Feudalism and Catholicism spread as remedies for the resulting insecurity, fear and poverty. In the absence of a strong protective government, people surrendered their lands and labor to local warlords … Continue reading Social Origins of Democracy: Origins of Democracy in England

Social Origins of Democracy: The Rise of political institutions in Italy

Centuries of relative physical security and stability under the feudal system led to the re-emergence of long suppressed human energies and aspirations. The feudal system maintained a delicate balance between the rights and power of feudal lords and those of the central monarch. The growth of guild crafts and trade created new centers of wealth … Continue reading Social Origins of Democracy: The Rise of political institutions in Italy

Social Origins of Democracy: Historical Origins of Democracy

The genesis of democracy can be traced back to the Greek city-state of Athens. The democratic idea of a government responsible to the governed, of trial by jury and of civil liberties of thought, speech, writing and worship have been stimulated by Greek history. Emphasis on liberty and the studies related to man were the … Continue reading Social Origins of Democracy: Historical Origins of Democracy

Social Origins of Democracy

Over the past two decades, a democratic revolution has been sweeping the world, starting in Latin America, then spreading through Eastern Europe and most recently across Africa. According to the research organization Freedom House, 117 of the world's 191 countries are considered democratic. This is a vast increase from even a decade ago. Over the … Continue reading Social Origins of Democracy

በፅሁፍ ፍርሃት፥ ዕውቀትና ዘላለማዊነትን አሸንፋለሁ!

ምሳ ሰዓት ላይ ወደ ቤት ስገባ ስለ አንድ ነገር መፃፍ እንዳለብኝ እያሰብኩ ነበር። ነገር ግን፣ መፃፍ እንዳለብኝ እንጂ ስለ ምን እንደምፅፍ አላሰብኩበትም ነበር። ታዲያ፣ ኮምፒውተሬን ከከፈትኩ በኋላ ስለምን መፃፍ እንዳለብኝ ባስብ…ባስብ አንድም የፅሁፍ ሃሳብ ጠብ አልል አለ። ከሁለት ሰዓት በላይ ስለ ምን መፀፍ እንዳለብኝ ማሰቡ ደከመኝ። “ዛሬ ባይፃፍስ…” ብዬ በመስኮት ወጪ-ወራጁን መመልከት ጀመርኩ። ከተወሰኑ ደቂቃዎች … Continue reading በፅሁፍ ፍርሃት፥ ዕውቀትና ዘላለማዊነትን አሸንፋለሁ!