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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Moving towards a society - centered analysis of political order involves re -
thinking not only the role of the state , but also the related concept of sovereignty .
When taking up Linklater ' s challenge to " theorize the world outside the state ” (
The legal conception of state sovereignty is mainly based on a supreme rule of
law in a geographically demarcated state territory . The state is considered a
legal entity , recognized by international law , with the attributes of a defined
Political realities , such as competition between societal forces and state authority
, or un policies , which in some instances bypass state authority , challenge the
applicability of the theoretical concept of state sovereignty . If political experience
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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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