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 main brains behind the administration were the traditional leaders , including
elders chosen for their talent , Ulema ( men of religion ) , intellectuals and
politicians . They have established a functional administration at regional , district
Somalia now , at the beginning of the 21 " century , is a showcase for the ' second
liberation of Africa ' , the liberation from states and their leaders who have been
superimposed on societies to the detriment of freedom and development .
After decades of marginalisation of the traditional leaders by the independent
Somali state these clan elders proved to be ... we witnessed processes that
started off from clan leadership as the foundation of political authority in Somali
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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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