The Resource Getting Somalia Wrong? : Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State, Mary Harper

Getting Somalia Wrong? : Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State, Mary Harper

Label
Getting Somalia Wrong? : Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State
Title
Getting Somalia Wrong?
Title remainder
Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State
Statement of responsibility
Mary Harper
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Somalia is a failed state, notorious for piracy and the rise of Islamist extremism. At least that is how it is usually portrayed. Getting Somalia Wrong?, the first comprehensive account of the chaos engulfing much of the country, shows that this 'failed state' is far from being a failed society, as alternative forms of business, justice and local politics still flourish. As Mary Harper argues, until the international community starts to 'get it right', the consequences will be devastating
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
967.7305/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT407.4
LC item number
.H37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
African arguments
Label
Getting Somalia Wrong? : Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State, Mary Harper
Publication
Note
Published in association with International African Institute, Royal African Society, Social Science Research Council
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-209) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • About the author; Maps; 1.1 Somalia; 1.2 'Greater Somalia' and geographical distribution of major clans; 1.3 Main sub-divisions of Somali territory; 4.1 Reach of Somali pirate attacks, 2005-10; Figure; 1.1 Somali clan families; Photographs; 1 Displaced woman and child in Mogadishu famine zone, August 2011; 2 Women soldiers in the transitional government army; 3 Displaced boy in Mogadishu plays with a gun madefrom a stick; 4 Al-Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu; 5 Mogadishu after the withdrawal of al-Shabaab, September 2011; 6 'Pavement banker' in Hargeisa; 7 Women police officers in Somaliland
  • 8 Somali pirate, Ismail Elixh9 An al-Shabaab fighter distributes food parcels in Lower Shabelle famine zone, September 2011; 10 Displaced people queue for food rations in Mogadishu; 11 Somali trader in an Eastleigh shopping mall; Acknowledgements; Author's Note; Chronology; Glossary; Introduction; 1. Clan and Country; Map 1.1 Somalia; Resources; Nomads; Poetry; Qat; Greater Somalia; Map 1.2 'Greater Somalia' and geographical distribution of major clans; Map 1.3 Main sub-divisions of Somali territory; The clan; Figure 1.1 Somali clan families; 2. History; Pre-colonial; Colonial; Independence
  • DictatorshipState collapse; Intervention; 'Virtual' government; Alternative authority; 3. Islamism; Origins; Al-Itihaad; Union of Islamic Courts; Al-Shabaab; Importing and exporting jihad; 4 .A Failed State?; Mini-states; The economy; Livestock; Money transfer and telecommunications; Somaliland; 5. Piracy; Map 4.1 Reach of Somali pirate attacks, 2005-10; The Sirius Star; Myths and misconceptions; Pirate economy; Lifestyle; Structure; Links with radical Islamists; The best option?; What do you do with a pirate when you catch one?; The longer it goes on ... ; 6. Somalia and the Outside World
  • Somalia and the 'War on Terror'The Ethiopian invasion; The mission backfires; The Islamists take hold; The challenge of aid; Regional implications; Ethiopia and Eritrea; Yemen; Kenya; Conclusion; Notes; Introduction; 1 Clan and country; 2 History; 3 Islamism; 4 A failed state?; 5 Piracy; 6 Somalia and the outsideworld; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; About Zed Books
Control code
ocn779828553
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780321042
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613519986
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26260591
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)779828553
  • pebcs1280062894

Library Locations

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