Somalis: In Search of Nationhood, Statehood and Transnational Connections by A Osman Farah

Somalis: In Search of Nationhood, Statehood and Transnational Connections

byA Osman Farah

Paperback | December 24, 2015

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Contemporary scholarship characterizes Somalia as a nation in search of statehood. The approach presupposes a homogenous cohesive nation and society- with considerable traditional democratic pastoralism. This book portrays a complex nation with multiple heterogeneous characteristics. This alternative approach reflects the socio-political and  the historical formations, invention and possible reinvention of the society.

 The book aims beyond the nation state-centric analysis. Issues discussed include: 

 ·    Conceptual socio-political transnational frame of development and statehood

·    Analytical frames resting on diverse cases of emerging transnational civic connections

·    Prospects for regional educational development

·   Countering transnational precarity (employment and residence uncertainties), political mobilization and extremism

·   Transnational efforts  at state formation, power and justice

A. Osman Farah is an Assistant Professor at Aalborg University where he teaches Development, transnational relations, transnationalism, transnational NGOs, New-regionalism and transnational State formation. Dr. Farah is a co-founder of the Centre for Research and Integration in Denmark and North Eastern African-Nordic Network (NEANOR)....
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Title:Somalis: In Search of Nationhood, Statehood and Transnational ConnectionsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:264 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.55 inShipping dimensions:264 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.55 inPublished:December 24, 2015Publisher:Adonis & Abbey PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909112577

ISBN - 13:9781909112575

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Acknowledgements .................................................................................................. IV List Of Acronyms ...................................................................................................... VI Introduction Transnational Communities and The Transformation of Nation And State ....... 9 Chapter One The Justice of Improving Security and Confronting Poverty: The Role of Transnational NGOs and Communities .................................................................. 31 Chapter Two Transnational Civil Society: Contribution To Development And Security ........ 63 Chapter Three Balancing National And Transnational Networking Activities: The Case of Amoud University ................................................................................. 85 Chapter Four Civil Society, Transnational Communities and Political Discourse ................... 103 Chapter Five Balancing Constructive Development With Material and Human Resources: Transnational Community Perspectives on Brics ................................................. 119 Chapter Six Transnational Citizenship, Violence, Extremism and International Aid .......... 141 Chapter Seven Transnational Community Consolidation And Mobilization: The Case of Transnational Somali Communities in The Uae ................................................... 173 Chapter Eight From Civilizational Clash to Welfare Eligibility: Ethnic Community Perspectives on Danish Coalitions .......................................................................... 201 Bibliography ............................................................................................................. 227 Index ........................................................................................................................... 258