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THE FAILURE OF PEACEBUILDING IN SOMALIA: THE 'MYTH' OF THE NATION-STATE
THE FAILURE OF PEACEBUILDING IN SOMALIA: THE 'MYTH' OF THE NATION-STATE

Author(s): Ajogwu Samuel Igba, Cori Wielenga
Subject(s): Developing nations, Political behavior, Politics and society, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: Somalia; peacebuilding; liberal peacebuilding; decolonial peace; indigenous;

Summary/Abstract: There is a growing consensus in International Relations that the sovereign nation state, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, is a ‘myth’ because of the several nations that can be found within one sovereign entity, made so by the Berlin conference of 1885 that partitioned Africa. Regardless of this consensus, international peacebuilding theory and practice is biased towards maintaining these sovereign arrangements. Through a decolonial lens, peacebuilding in Somalia is explored as an example of how these biases affect peace in a multiethnic, multiclan, and diverse society.

  • Issue Year: 64/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 81-117
  • Page Count: 37
  • Language: English