Society, Security, Sovereignty and the State in Somalia: From Statelessness to Statelessness?
International Books, 2001 - 312 pages
An analysis of internal dynamics of the Somali conflict and the relation between state and society, taking society and not the state as main reference point. Includes a discussion of UN / UNHCRs involvement in assistance to refugees in the special Somali situation of statelessness.
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Hobbes took as his starting point a state of nature in which individuals live
according to their personal needs and desires , but continually threatened by
others . The establishment of a sovereign political authority derives from the
According to this myth , “ ultimately all Somali genealogies go back to Arabian
origins , to the Prophet ' s lineage of Quraysh and those of his companions ” (
Lewis , 1961 : p . 11 ) . There are differing opinions about the actual line of
According to Lewis ( 1961 : p . 242 ) , in his characterization of Northern Somali
pastoral society , the specific pastoral attitude towards violence had two main
roots : In these circumstances , the ease with which individuals and groups resort
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Examines the history of Somalia from pre-colonial times to the present. Through the author's analysis of statehood and society, she provides a foundation for examining the Somali conflict and the ... Read full review
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