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Mesganaw Woldie


I am Mesganaw from Ethiopia. I hold LL.B and LL.M from Addis Ababa University. I worked as Bank attorney for sometime and join School of Law, Hawassa University, Ethiopia as a teaching staff in October 2002.I have been teaching in areas of Law that could be easily influenced by political economic theory such as contract, public enterprises, cooperatives, tax and Jurisprudence. I wrote a senior student thesis as partial fulfilment for my LL.B degree on State's power to limit human right during emergency. In my thesis written as a partial fulfillment for the LL.M I examined the state power to take the land from the landholder on the fact that land in Ethiopia is a public property and the government has unlimited constitutional power of legislation, administration and even adjudication.

These researchs and my work exprience convinced me that rule of law goes a bite beyond having very good laws(normative) and having good institutions(physical infrastracture including trained and qualified human rsources) and demand trust and honesty. I felt that laws and institutions are not enough to control the government and individuals. So my ultimate researh interest is to find an alternative ways of controlling individuals which in turn help to control the government. My current PhD research is part of that endavour. It attempts to redesign cooperatives so that they macy serve as a forum for developing and promoting trust and honesty. Its title is Rethinking of Cooperatives to Buil Social Solidarity:The Case of Ethiopia

My advisor is Dr. Lorraine E. Talbot


Mesganaw Woldie

M dot K dot Woldie at warwick dot ac dot uk