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Title:Globalizing Somalia: multilateral, international and transnational repercussions of conflict
Editors:Leonard, EmmaISNI
Ramsay, GilbertISNI
Series:New directions in terrorism studies
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN:1780935692; 9781780935690; 1780937903; 9781780937908
Geographic term:Somalia
Subjects:foreign intervention
international politics
peacekeeping operations
State collapse
Abstract:This collection of essays demonstrates how chronic State failure and the inability of the international community to provide a solution to the conflict in Somalia has had transnational repercussions. The book is divided into four sections. Section one elaborates on the failed humanitarian mission in 1992-93, after which most countries refrained from any direct involvement in Somalia. It contains contributions by Kate Seaman and Karl Sandstrom. Section two explains how international involvement re-emerged in the 2000s, with the growth of piracy and links to international terrorist organizations. It has contributions by Peter S. Henne; David Malet, Bryan Priest, and Sarah Staggs; and Peter Lehr. The conflict became increasingly transnational in nature. In part because Somalia lacked a government and was unable to work with the international community, it came to be seen as a 'testing-ground' by many international actors. Section three demonstrates how China, Japan, and the EU, among others, have all used the conflict in Somalia to project power, test the bounds of the national constitution, and test their own military capabilities. Contributions in this section are by Michael J. Boyle, Monika Thakur, Yee-Kuang Heng, Stig Jarle Hansen and Maria-Luisa Sánchez-Barrueco. Section four offers recommendations for future peacebuilding initiatives, by Michael Walls and Steven Kibble, and an overall conclusion by the editors. [ASC Leiden abstract]