Mending Rips in the Sky: Options for Somali Communities in the 21st Century Hardcover by Hussein M. Adam

Mending Rips in the Sky: Options for Somali Communities in the 21st Century Hardcover by Hussein M. Adam
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This important collection deals with the following themes: Decentralization and Autonomy: The UN US attempt to reimpose central rule was a failure. What models for decentralization and autonomy are available and how might they be implemented. -Clan Role: At the moment, clans play a dominant role in decentralized rule. Are there ways in which clans and public institutions can develop complementary relationships? - Inside Solutions: Virtually all agree that long-term solutions must come from within the social, political, and economic fabric of Somalia. Yet virtually all of the contributors agree that Somalia needs extensive external assistance to rebuild itself. How can this apparent contradiction be reconciled? - Role of Diaspora Somalis: Many chapters describe the plight of Somalisin Europe, North America, and other parts of Africa. Will they ever return and, if so, how will this be managed and what role will they play in the new society ? - The Other Somalis: Several authors discuss the role of the"other Somalis" -in Djibouti, Region Five in Ethiopia, and Kenya. What will be the future between these "other Somalis" and the reconstituted Somalia Somali land? - Human Rights: Many authors describe unequal treatment among Somalis-women, ethnic minorities, particular subclans-during the 31 years from independence to 1991. To what extent will Somali address these issues ? - Somaliland: The former British Somaliland -Should the future plan suggest longer term integration of Somaliland within a federation or confederation or should Somalia enter the 21st Century as two separate states ? The final chapter recommends how to address these and other thorny, politically-sensitive issues. Scholars, policy makers, development practitioners, students, politicians, and international agency advisors will find the volume essential as discussion of the Somali people's future moves in to the 21st Century.

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Hardcover: 673 pages Publisher: Red Sea Pr (May 1997) Language: English ISBN-10: 1569020736 ISBN-13: 978-1569020739 Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds