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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In the process , Somali genealogy was linked to Arabian ancestry representing
the superior , dominant culture at the time . Critics of the Arab origin theory *
argue that the nomadic clans , which had by then spread throughout the Somali
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 ...
The Swahili culture that evolved in this coast was the result of the contact
between this Arab - Islamic civilization on the coast with the Bantu culture of the
hinterland ” ( Kassim , 1995 : p . 30 ) . ( City ) state formation took place in several
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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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