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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An identity refers to a constructed location in a social structure that involves an
active process of identification ( Laclau , 1994 : p . 1 - 3 ) . Identities are basically
conceptualized as multiple and flexible . One might argue that people do not ...
... Lewis refers , may be more mythical than historical . Pastoral Somali oral
tradition claims an agnatic descent , exclusively in the male line . It is historical
fact that Arab immigrants intermarried with Somali and several generations later
Still , in the contemporary political setting clans do claim specific territories ,
which refer back to traditional rights of access ... According to Helander ( 1997 ) ,
the first term refers to the claimed ancestor of all Rewin clans , a certain Ma ' ad or
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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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