- Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
- Conflict resolution and nation-building in Somalia, 2010
- Abdi, Mohamed A.
- Contributor to Resource:
- Ledgister, F.S.J.
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- Degrees, Academic
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
- Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Date of Degree: 2010
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Arts and Sciences, Political Science
The research concentrated on the current as well as the past quagmire of the Somali conflict. Political, social and economic triggers have been identified to resolve or reduce violent conflict and disorder. The research used primary as well as secondary sources to study the issues and explore the problems inherent in an environment of scarce resources. Confrontations between the state and society were brought to a higher level of violence since the late 1970s following the Somali-Ethiopian war. The author explored avenues for reconciliation and nation-building and introduced several models as possible strategies for nation-building. Conclusively, a home-grown, traditional mechanisms model was recommended which entails the following policy prescriptions to achieve long-lasting peace and security for Somalia: 1. Governance structures of law and order. 2. Resources: De-escalating conflicts by opening up negotiating opportunities of land and property. 3. Complete demilitarization of society. 4. International cooperation. A plan by the international community to reconstruct and rehabilitate Somalia is essential if we have to avoid a relapse into a chaotic, violent situation in Somalia.
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- Clark Atlanta University