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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For the settled communities , the Sab in the Southern region , the importance of
clan structure must be seen in relation to the importance of the village . People
are attached to the land or territory that they inhabit . Territorial affiliation is
In the villages where agriculture or agro - pastoralism prevails , the village
community or neighborhood assumes many social security functions . Material
support in times of crisis , labor - sharing agreements in order most efficiently to
The allocation of usufructuary rights on land was decided by the duq , the village
headman , in consultation with the council of elders , the aqiyaarta ( Menkhaus ,
1996 ) . However , once a plot was given to a family in the village , it usually ...
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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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