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The Resource Getting Somalia wrong? : faith, war and hope in a shattered state, Mary Harper, (electronic resource)

Getting Somalia wrong? : faith, war and hope in a shattered state, Mary Harper, (electronic resource)

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Getting Somalia wrong? : faith, war and hope in a shattered state
Title
Getting Somalia wrong?
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faith, war and hope in a shattered state
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Mary Harper
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Getting Somalia wrong
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faith, war and hope in a shattered state
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eng
Summary
"Somalia is a failed state, representing a threat to itself, its neighbours and the wider world. In recent years, it has become notorious for the piracy off its coast and the rise of Islamic extremism, opening it up as a new 'southern front' in the war on terror. At least that is how it is inevitably portrayed by politicians and in the media. In Getting Somalia Wrong? Mary Harper presents the first comprehensive account of the chaos into which the country has descended and the United States' renewed involvement there. In doing so, Harper argues that viewing Somalia through the prism of al-Qaeda risks further destabilizing the country and the entire Horn of Africa, while also showing that though the country may be a failed state, it is far from being a failed society. In reality, alternative forms of business, justice, education and local politics have survived and even flourished. Provocative in its analysis, Harper shows that until the international community starts to 'get it right' the consequences will be devastating, not just for Somalia, but for the world."--Publisher's website
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BTCTA
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1965-
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Harper, Mary
LC call number
DT407.4
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.H37 2012
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  • International African Institute
  • Royal African Society
  • Social Science Research Council (U.S.)
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African arguments
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  • Somalia
  • Somalia
  • Somalia
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Getting Somalia wrong? : faith, war and hope in a shattered state, Mary Harper, (electronic resource)
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Published in association with International African Institute, Royal African Society, Social Science Research Council
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [208]-209) and index
Contents
Clan and country -- History -- Islamism -- A failed state? -- Piracy -- Somalia and the outside world
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OCM1bookssj0000635827
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unknown
Isbn
9781842779330
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(pbk.)
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2011278184
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000635827
Label
Getting Somalia wrong? : faith, war and hope in a shattered state, Mary Harper, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Published in association with International African Institute, Royal African Society, Social Science Research Council
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [208]-209) and index
Contents
Clan and country -- History -- Islamism -- A failed state? -- Piracy -- Somalia and the outside world
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000635827
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781842779330
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011278184
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000635827

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