Somalia: Economy Without State
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BeschreibungIn the wake of the collapse of the Somali government in 1991, a"second" or "informal" economy based on trans-border trade andsmuggling is thriving. While focusing primarily on pastoral and agriculturalmarkets, Peter D. Little demonstrates that the Somalis are resilient andopportunistic and that they use their limited resources effectively. While it istrue that many Somalis live in the shadow of brutal warlords and lack access tobasic health care and education, Little focuses on those who have managed to carveout a productive means of making ends meet under difficult conditions and emphasizesthe role of civic culture even when government no longer exists. Exploring questionssuch as, Does statelessness necessarily mean anarchy and disorder? Do money, international trade, and investment survive without a state? Do pastoralists careabout development and social improvement? This book describes the complexity of theSomali situation in the light of international terrorism.
Untertitel: 'African Issues'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: INDIANA UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2003
Seitenanzahl: 226 Seiten