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 franco valuta system bypassed the official banks and official exchange rates
by involving Somali merchants as ... It avoided official state channels , with the
result that the national bank lost control over a substantial proportion of the import
not , leading to big discrepancies : in 1980 , for example , the official rate was one
third of the black market rate . The state tried to regain control by offering a higher
exchange rate to remitted money , but this largely failed ( Legum , 1981 / 82 ) .
Government officials , civil servants and other people from a non - farming clan
background but with good connections to the ... Sometimes the original cultivator
continued to work on the land , either without knowledge of the official transfer 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
Transnational Nomads: How Somalis Cope with Refugee Life in the Dadaab Camps ...
No preview available - 2006