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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CHAPTER 2 Theoretical Framework : State Formation , Sovereignty and Security
State Formation : Bottom - up Versus Top - Down This chapter introduces two
analytical approaches to state formation . State formation , in reality , is a long
Top - Down STATE FORMATION In the formation of political authority by consent
approach internal security is considered the prime determinant and the process
is a bottom - up one . In the state formation by force approach it is the element of ...
Referring to state formation in segmentary societies , the 14th century Arab
analyst Ibn Khaldun noted the predominance of particular clans or families in
leadership positions : The constituent families of the larger society are not all
equal , and ...
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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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