Becoming Somaliland: Reconstructing A Failed State by Mark BradburyBecoming Somaliland: Reconstructing A Failed State by Mark Bradbury

Becoming Somaliland: Reconstructing A Failed State

byMark Bradbury

Paperback | May 20, 2008

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In 1991, the leaders of the Somali National Movement and elders of the northern Somali clans proclaimed the new Republic of Somaliland. Since then, in contrast to the complete collapse of Somalia, Somaliland has successfully managed a process of reconciliation, demobilization, and restoration of law and order. They have held three successful democratic elections and the capital, Hargeysa, has become an active international trading center. Despite this display of good governance in Africa, Somaliland has yet to be recognized by the international community. International efforts have been directed toward the reunification of Somalia, which has failed, even after 14 peace conferences and international military intervention. Warlords continue to overrun and destabilize southern Somalia while Somaliland works to build peace, stability, and democracy. How long will it be before this African success story achieves the recognition it deserves?

Mark Bradbury is a development consultant who has worked extensively in northeast Africa.
Title:Becoming Somaliland: Reconstructing A Failed StateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:May 20, 2008Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253219973

ISBN - 13:9780253219978

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Table of Contents

Note on Somali Names
Glossary of Somali Words
Maps of Somaliland

1. The Somali People and Culture
2. The Rise and Fall of the State of Somalia
3. The Political Foundations of Somaliland
4. A New Somaliland
5. State Building and the Long Transition
6. Rising from the Ashes: Economic Rebuilding and Development
7. Social Developments
8. Democratic Traditions
9. The Practice of Government
10. Conclusions: Rethinking the Future

Appendix: Somali Clan Families

Editorial Reviews

"... fill[s] an important gap in the literature on Somali studies." -Pambazuka News