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 third part of the chapter concentrates on the term ' security and the way it is
conceptualized in conventional and in critical security studies . Security , it is
argued , needs to be conceptualized broadly , looking beyond military / strategic
The second part of the chapter focuses on the processes of political authority
formation that took place in the post - collapse years . The cases of Somaliland ,
the Digil Mirifle Governing Authority and Puntland are used to analyze
CHAPTER 5 ( In ) Security Arrangements in Stateless Somali Society In the
previous chapter I described Somali society , highlighting the major divide
between the settled and the pastoral population and the role of religion and clan .
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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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