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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... lived in a world of egalitarian anarchy ' where the main preoccupation of clan
families was the well - being of the herd . ... Somalis were dispersed throughout
the Horn of Africa in a continuous search for forage and water for their herds .
More animals have to be sold than the herd balance actually allows , thus
damaging the long - term pastoral basis . One of the short - term survival
strategies in such periods of crisis consists of temporarily settling close to town
with a few ...
Economic security is reflected in the strength , the number and composition of the
herd . Security can be threatened if access to grazing lands is restricted .
However , in the original , nomadic production structure of the Samale , land itself
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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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