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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Whatever the case as far as origin is concerned , Somali culture can certainly be
considered a hybrid of Arab and African elements rather than a pure form of
either one . THE CRISIS OF SOMALI IDENTITY Somali society has long been ...
In pre - state / stateless Somali society the informal shir - council is considered
the fundamental institution of government ( Lewis , 1961 : pp . 198 - 99 ) . The ad
hoc council disposes of the collective business of a group . Heer contracts are ...
It resulted in the establishment of state institutions , in a definition of what was
considered to be the Rewin lands , and in a political awareness - building
process that was formerly unknown for the Rewin clans . A House of Elders and a
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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
Transnational Nomads: How Somalis Cope with Refugee Life in the Dadaab Camps ...
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