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 ) .
... to which Lewis refers , may be more mythical than historical . Pastoral Somali oral tradition claims an agnatic descent , exclusively in the male line .
Still , in the contemporary political setting clans do claim specific territories , which refer back to traditional rights of access and control ( see map 3 ) ...
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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
PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Somali CLAN STRUCTURE
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