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Commentary: re-establishing the Somali state: for the benefit of the nation or other nations?

Vertigans, Stephen

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Stephen Vertigans



Contributors

Elias P. Hoffman
Editor

Abstract

When examining the recent history of Somalia it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the post colonial approach and, in particular, the role of the nation-state has largely been a failure. The fundamentals associated with the state in the West, namely the monopoly of violence, universal security, the implementation of a comprehensive system of taxation and the formation of mutual interdependence and identification across the population are largely absent. Despite these failures, the state as a concept continues to be promoted as the solution to the massive problems facing Somalia.

Publication Date Dec 31, 2010
Publisher Nova Science Publishers
Pages 211-213
Book Title Somalia: economic, political and social issues
Chapter Number Chapter 13
ISBN 9781616682224
Institution Citation VERTIGANS, S. 2010. Commentary: re-establishing the Somali state: for the benefit of the nation or other nations? In Hoffmann, E.P. (ed.) Somalia: economic, political and social issues. New York: Nova Science Publishers [online], chapter 13, pages 211-213. Available from: http://www.novapublishe...o.php?products_id=11233
Keywords Somalia; Violence; Islam; Militant
Publisher URL http://www.novapublishers.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11233

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