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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18 ) however , also give evidence of the relatively open but proscribed access to
the position of a traditional leader : Membership of a strong group and inherited
status may increase the influence and status of some aspiring elders . However ...
The cabinet members were appointed in August 1998 ( Horn of Africa Bulletin 10
/ 4 , July / Aug 1998 ) . Although the council of elders is said to be in close
consultation with the government , it was not transformed into a state institution in
After decades of marginalisation of the traditional leaders by the independent
Somali state these clan elders proved to be the foundation of Somali political
society . When the modern state collapsed and when attempts to rebuild the
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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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