Globalizing Somalia : multilateral, international and transnational repercussions of conflict
- Globalisations of the Conflict in Somalia (Conference) (2010 : University of St. Andrews)
- New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
- Physical description
- xviii, 321 pages ; 24 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -313) and index.
- Introduction / Emma Leonard & Gilbert Ramsay
- Section one. The failure of the international
- The United Nations, peacekeeping and the globalization of the conflict in Somalia / Kate Seaman
- Contextual disconnect : the failure of the "international community" in Somalia / Karl Sandstrom
- Section two. The rise of the transnational
- Is all jihad local? transnational contention and political violence in Somalia / Peter S. Henne
- Involving foreign fighters in Somalia / David Malet, Bryan Priest and Sarah Staggs
- Somali piracy and international crime / Peter Lehr
- Section three. The new multipolar politics as a response to transnational disorder
- Re-crossing the Mogadishu line: U.S. policy toward Somalia 1994-2012 / Michael J. Boyle
- Somalia-China relations : China claiming its place as a global actor? / Monika Thakur
- Japan's aspirations as a global security actor : the anti-piracy mission off Somalia and the dynamics of Great Power intervention / Yee-Kuang Heng
- Opposing interests? The geopolitics of the Horn of Africa / Stig Jarle Hansen
- The European Union comprehensive intervention in Somalia : turning ploughs into swords? / Maria-Luisa Sanchez-Barrueco
- Section four. Re-imagining intervention--must history repeat itself in Somalia?
- Identity, stability, and the Somali state: indigenous forms and external intervention / Michael Walls and Steve Kibble
- Conclusion / Gilbert Ramsay and Emma Leonard.
- Publisher's Summary
- This collection of essays demonstrates how chronic state failure and the inability of the international community to provide a solution to the conflict in Somalia has had transnational repercussions. Following the failed humanitarian mission in 1992-93, most countries refrained from any direct involvement in Somalia, but this changed in the 2000s with the growth of piracy and links to international terrorist organizations. The deterritorialization of the conflict quickly became apparent as it became transnational in nature. In part because of it lacked a government and was unable to work with the international community, Somalia came to be seen as a "testing-ground" by many international actors. Globalizing Somalia demonstrates how China, Japan, and the EU, among others, have all used the conflict in Somalia to project power, test the bounds of the national constitution, and test their own military capabilities. Contributed by international scholars and experts, the work examines the impact of globalization on the internal and external dynamics of the conflict, arguing that it is no longer geographically contained. By bringing together the many actors and issues involved, the book fills a gap in the literature as one of the most complete works on the conflict in Somalia to date. It will be an essential text to any student interested in Somalia and the horn of Africa, as well as in terrorism, and conflict processes.
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- Publication date
- edited by Emma Leonard and Gilbert Ramsay.