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Redie Bereketeab, PhD, is an associate professor of sociology and a senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) in Uppsala, Sweden. He has published articles in the following journals: African Studies, African Studies Review, African and Asian Studies, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, African Journal of International Affairs, and South African Journal of International Affairs. His recent books include Self-Determination and Secession in Africa: The Postcolonial State (Routledge, 2016), National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa (Routledge, 2019), and Alternatives to Neoliberal Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Africa (Routledge, in press). His recently published articles include “State Legitimacy and Government Performance in the Horn of Africa,” African Studies, 2020, and “Education as an Instrument of Nation-Building in Post-Colonial Africa,” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 2020. His research interests span the fields of political sociology, development sociology, and African studies, and include state building, nation building, identity, nationalism, conflict, peacebuilding, and development.