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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The two approaches that are discussed in this chapter – bottom - up and top -
down – differ in the role that they ascribe to the members of a society vis - à - vis
the emerging political authority or the state . The analytical focus therefore , is ...
The establishment of a sovereign political authority derives from the individual
decisions to forego individual freedoms in exchange for a common rule of law
that applies compulsorily to everybody . Only in this way can the insecurity of life
thing such as illegitimate authority . According to the social contract theory ,
sovereign state power is established in order to safeguard a social order , which
puts an end to the insecure conditions of a state of nature . A sovereign authority
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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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