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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Often , the basis of lineage coalition is the husband ' s lineage in rela34 Lewis (
1994 : P . 52 ) ; Merryman ( 1996 ) . The role of marriage within the Somali
clanstructure is elaborated below . tion to his wife ' s father ' s lineage 108 Society
tion to his wife ' s father ' s lineage . Women retain contact with their natal families
throughout their lives , and the matrilineal connection provides social and
economic ties of support in times of crisis although , in the political realm ,
... political functionaries , and recommended a change in the land law with regard
to women ' s ownership , arguing for joint titles for husband and wife in order to
ensure rural women ' s effective access to land for cultivation ( SWDO , 1985 : p .
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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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