Destabilising Interventions in Somalia: Sovereignty Transformations and Subversions

1st Edition

Debora Valentina Malito

October 21, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 176 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815358428 - CAT# K346658
Series: African Governance

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This book provides a study of international intervention in Somalia, contesting the rigidity of the Failed State Narrative, as well those anchored to political and anthropological determinism that have overemphasised the role of clanism, Islam, state capacity as explanatory variables of the Somali crisis.

The Somali crisis has become the object of an extended debate about the nature of the conflict, peace processes, and broader issues of political order. However, while studies about the causes of state collapse in Somalia are common, systematic studies about the consequences of interventions are rare. This book fills this gap, by exploring the consequences of regional and global interventions in Somalia. Providing a systemic study of international intervention in Somalia, this book examines three interesting periods of the recent Somali history: the UN-US peace enforcement operations (1991-1994); the regional proxy war between Ethiopia and Eritrea; and the counter-terrorist operations sponsored under the Global War on Terror (2001-2010). Drawing upon critical theory of liberal peace, the author contests existing approaches to global intervention in Somalia.

This book will be of interest to scholars of peace and conflict studies, International Intervention and African politics.

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