Somalia: Diaspora and State Reconstitution in the Horn of Africa
By A. Osman Farah
Since the final collapse of Somalia’s repressive regime in 1991, Somalia has presented the world not only with the most profound case of state collapse witnessed in modern times but also with one of the most intriguing cases of political fragmentation, armed conflicts, lawlessness and statelessness. Inevitably the last 20 years of statelessness and chaos has left the Somali economy destitute and made Somalia to be ranked among the five poorest ‘countries’ in the world.
Contributors to this volume examine efforts at reconstituting the failed Somali state and the role of the Somali Diaspora and civil society groups in the processes. They also analyse how the Somali Diaspora and civil society in Somalia engage and cooperate to further processes of state-reconstitution in Somalia as well as help the Somali Diaspora adjust in their host nations.
Abdulkadir Osman Farah was born in Mogadishu, Somalia , and holds an MSc degree in Political Science from Aarhus University, Denmark. He teaches at Aalborg University and is also currently a PhD candidate in the same University. He is the co-founder of the Centre for Research and Integration in Denmark. He has published numerous articles in Danish and international journals.
Professor Mammo Muchie did his graduate studies at Columbia University, USA and his Mphil and PhD degrees at Sussex, University. He has taught and researched at various Universities including Cambridge University, and Amsterdam University in The Netherlands. He is currently Director of Research Centre on Development & International Relations, Aalborg University, Denmark
Joakim Gundel was born in Denmark but as a child travelled extensively with his parents in Africa and Asia. He holds an MSc. degree from Copenhagen University and is currently working with the UNDP in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr Gundel specialises in humanitarian emergencies and the consequences of civil wars, particularly in Somalia and Liberia.
Category: Political Science/Sociology/Development Studies