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 term ' national security ' is distinctively defined with regard to external threats
from other states . In this context the theory of the security dilemma emerged , a
theory , which seemed satisfactorily to explain the international political arena .
The local Southern ( Rewin / Hawiye ) and Northern ( Isaq ) population felt
unequally treated compared to the refugees , a perception that was explained by
congruent clan affiliation of the government leadership and the refugee
I believe that this disintegration of the social fabric and its coherent moral value
system as expressed in clan affiliation , religious identity and neighborhood
solidarity , can be explained by several mutually - enforcing factors : ( 1 ) the
scarcity of ...
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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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