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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genealogical depth , Ogadeen identity and clan organization is exceedingly complex in the area . A prominent Ogadeen sub - clan , for example , can easily be larger than one of the region's smaller clans , and it is not uncommon for a ...
Clan Family Darood Clan Confederation Absame Harti Clan Ogadeen Bartere Marehan Majerteyn ( Morgan ) ? Jidwaag Warsengeli Dishilhe Dolbahante Sub - Clan Mohamed Zubeyr ( Jess ) Aulihan ( Gebiyo ) Abdwak HH Tolamage Notes : 1.
By 1996 they were opposed to Morgan's Harti - based SPM and had allied themselves with other clans and sub - clans . Among the Ogadeen clan relations and political alliances are equally baffling . For example , there was a major split ...
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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