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Title:State and societal challenges in the Horn of Africa: conflict and processes of state formation, reconfiguration and disintegration
Editor:Dias, Alexandra Magnólia
Year:2013
Pages:170
Language:English
City:Lisbon
Publisher:Center of African Studies (CEA) ISCTE-IUL, University Institute of Lisbon
ISBN:9789728335236
Geographic terms:Northeast Africa
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
Sudan
South Sudan
Subjects:State formation
State-society relationship
conflict
civil wars
war
regional security
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/10071/5061
Abstract:Since the end of the colonial period, the Horn of Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan) has been affected by a large number of inter-state and civil wars. The key research question of this book is how to relate the process of state formation to war and armed conflict in the region. State and society relations are paramount to understanding the divergent outcomes in the relationship between state-making and war-making in the region. Bearing these elements in mind an analysis of the relationship between conflict and the state-formation process seems to confirm the 'law of limited return'. Up to a certain extent, war-making can lead to state-making and/or creation and reconfiguration, but relapse into conflict may lead to the opposite outcome, thereby contributing to weakening and ultimately disintegration of the state.Introduction: understanding conflict and processes of state formation, reconfiguration and disintegration in the Horn of Africa (Alexandra Magnólia Dias); From beleaguered fortresses to belligerent cities (Manuel João Ramos); The security issues behind intervention in Somalia (2006-2009) (Elsa González Aimé); Security stakes and challenges in the Horn of Africa (Patrick Ferras); African peace and security architecture (APSA) subsidiarity and the Horn of Africa: the intergovernmental authority on development (IGAD) (Ricardo Real P. de Sousa); Somalia as a market for private military and security companies: definitions, agents and services (Pedro Bargecunha); International intervention and engagement in Somalia (2006-2013): yet another external state reconstruction project? (Alexandra Magnólia Dias); The legacy of power sharing in Kenya: literature challenges and research agenda's invisibilities (Alexandre de Sousa Carvalho); Still caught in the middle: Nuba political struggle and failure of Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan (Aleksi Ylönen); Resource-based conflict in South Sudan and Gambella (Ethiopia); when water, land and oil mix with politics (Ana Elisa Cascão). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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