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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Secondly , during the 1973 / 75 Dabadheer drought and the subsequent bad
years at the end of the 1970s and first half of the 1980s , life for pastoralists in the
countryside became increasingly difficult . More than 100 , 000 nomadic drought
The nomadic Somali clans , on the other hand , seem to have had looser and
more sporadic ties with the early states as caravan traders or as ( mercenary )
warriors , as described above ( p . 117 ) in the case of Ahmed Gran . In summary
Their counterparts for the rural , nomadic areas , the District Councils , functioned
less well : pre - state mechanisms of political representation were much better
adapted to the conditions of nomadic migratory life and , in that light , the District ...
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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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