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 driving motivation for social / political engagement is the need for a secure
existence . In the ideal model , people bestow their sovereign rights to those
social organizations , which offer access to sources of security . Yet , a
Maria Brons. clan identities as illustrated in anthropological accounts ( Schlee ,
1994 ) . In many societies where ethnic or clan stratification prevails , possibilities
exist for individuals in extreme situations of economic , social or legal insecurity ...
Besides those identities discussed there are other forms of social identification
which express flexibility in social exchange . In addition to clan it is economic and
educational assets , age , gender and religious learning that define the social ...
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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