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 role and authority of religious men as silent diplomats of peace , surpassing
clan limitations , is contrasted with the political role of the clan elders , in the
context of their contemporary role in the reconciliation process after the civil war ...
These aspects of defining the role and function of the state for society are the
subjects of an ongoing discussion in Somaliland . The following reflections offer a
sketch of tendencies and discussions about the role that the Somaliland state ...
The elders have played a crucial role in reconciliation , peace making and arms
control and in the reconstruction of political authority . While their role within
society has remained significant throughout Somali political history it has become
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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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