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Title:The Union of Islamic Courts and security governance in Somalia
Author:Mwangi, Oscar GakuoISNI
Periodical:African Security Review (ISSN 2154-0128)
Geographic term:Somalia
Subjects:Islamic movements
human security
State collapse
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10246021003736674
Abstract:Armed non-State actors are increasingly challenging State provision of security in collapsed States. In such States armed non-State actors play both negative and positive roles in security governance. This article examines the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), an armed non-State actor in Somalia, which managed during its brief rule to restore peace and local-level security in parts of the country despite being identified as a threat to international security. Using traditional institutions the UIC significantly improved the provision of local-level security, indicating the importance of such actors in security governance in collapsed States. Notes, ref., sum. (p. VIII). [Journal abstract]