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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Formulated in the vocabulary of contemporary social science these include , first ,
the need for military / physical and political security , i . e . the absence of war and
the political stability of the system in order to avoid civil war or anarchy .
Political ( In ) SECURITY Political ( in ) security is understood here in the sense of
political ( in ) stability . In this context , the source of political authority and its
transfer to subsequent generations of leadership are central . As we have seen ,
newed factional fighting . Instead , I argue that the peace and security of Somali
society will best be served by strengthening those emerging political structures
that already have the firm backing of their inhabitants . This can be done if
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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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