Recovering the Somali State: The Role of Islam, Islamism and Transitional Justice by Abdurahman Abdullahi

Recovering the Somali State: The Role of Islam, Islamism and Transitional Justice

byAbdurahman Abdullahi

Paperback | January 3, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info

$43.50

Earn 218 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Somalia is often used as an emblem of a collapsed state. This is somewhat of a paradox given that in previous decades the country was one of the most unified states in Africa and one of the first democracies on the continent. In the last three decades however the country has faced enormous challenges including civil wars and extremism in the name of Islam.

The book – probably one of the first to link Islam, Islamism and Transitional Justice with the Somali State recovery project – offers unique analyses of these themes and argues that recovering the Somali state will largely be contingent upon the skillful reconciliation between tradition and modernity, Islam and state and between the secular and the sacred.

Abdurahman Abdullahi (Baadiyow) was born in 1954 in Somalia. He combines rare skills of being a high ranking military officer (1971-1986) with being an electronic engineer, Islamic scholar and socio-political activist. He obtained MA and PhD in Modern Islamic History from the Islamic Institute, McGill University, Canada. He is one of ...
Loading
Title:Recovering the Somali State: The Role of Islam, Islamism and Transitional JusticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.58 inPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:Adonis & Abbey PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909112623

ISBN - 13:9781909112629

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category:

Table of Contents

Preface ..................................................................................V Table of Contents ..................................................................VII List of Tables and Figures .......................................................VIII List of Abreviations ................................................................IX Chronology of Islam and Islamism .............................................XI Political Map of Somalia .........................................................XIV Introduction ..........................................................................15 Chapter One Islam and Somali State: Conflict and Compromise ................................37 I. Islam and Somali Military Regime: A Showdown on the Secular Family Law ..........................................39 II. Recovering Somali State: Islam, Islamism and Nation-Building.............. 61 Chapter Two Transitional Justice in Islam: Concepts and conceptions .........................97 I. Islam and Transitional Justices: Principles, Mechanisms and Historical Role in Somalia ........................................99 II. Conceptions of Transitional Justice in Somalia: Findings of a Field Research in Mogadishu ...................................... 139 Chapter Three: History of the Islamic movements: Phases, Moderation and Militancy ........177 I. Historical Phases of Somali Islamic Movements ..............................179 II. Islamic Moderation in the War-torn Somalia: The Views of Islah on the Contemporary Issues ...............................................................207 III. Militancy of the Sufi Orders in the History of Somalia ..................... 243 References............................................................................258 Index ..................................................................................273