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 this context we read in Weber ( 1968 ) : Thus , for instance , one of the
important aspects of the existence of a ... consists in the fact that the action of
various individuals is oriented to the belief that it exists or should exist , thus that
its acts and ...
The legitimacy of sovereign authority , of the state , defined as the right of this
authority to exist and the right to exercise ... act rationally to ensure the existence
of a political order which safeguards him from the consequences of other people
The driving motivation for social / political engagement is the need for a secure
existence . In the ideal model , people bestow their sovereign rights to those
social organizations , which offer access to sources of security . Yet , 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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