Somalia: Economy Without State
International African Institute, 2003 - 206 pages
In the wake of the collapse of the Somali government in 1991, a "second" or "informal" economy based on trans-border trade and smuggling is thriving. While focusing primarily on pastoral and agricultural markets, Peter D. Little demonstrates that the Somalis are resilient and opportunistic and that they use their limited resources effectively. While it is true that many Somalis live in the shadow of brutal warlords and lack access to basic health care and education, Little focuses on those who have managed to carve out a productive means of making ends meet under difficult conditions and emphasizes the role of civic culture even when government no longer exists. Exploring questions such as, Does statelessness necessarily mean anarchy and disorder? Do money, international trade, and investment survive without a state? Do pastoralists care about development and social improvement? This book describes the complexity of the Somali situation in the light of international terrorism.
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Somaliland / eastern Ethiopia route centered on Togwajale , Ethiopia and Borama , Somaliland . These three cross - border routes represent very different market orientations : ( 1 ) the Bulla Hawo - to - Mandera channel is for local ...
extreme events , such as warfare , drought , and floods or , in the case of Somaliland , the loss of a key export market like Saudi Arabia . In the Somaliland example the export of animals , an activity that heavily finances food ...
Their presence in Somalia , as well as Somaliland's recent trade and landing ( airline ) agreements with neighboring Ethiopia , tend to formalize certain parts of a very unofficial economy . Even British Airways , one of the world's ...
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Argues that despite political, social, and environmental instability, the Somali society and economy have survived. The author focuses on the Somali borderlands adjacent to Kenya, comparing that ... Read full review