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A FAILED STATE’S LONG WAY BACK
A FAILED STATE’S LONG WAY BACK

Author(s): Dragos Calcan
Subject(s): Civil Society, International relations/trade, Political behavior, Comparative politics, Politics and Identity
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: failed state; civil war; piracy; terrorism; military intervention; humanitarian intervention; Somalia;
Summary/Abstract: This paper will analyze the causes that led Somalia to become a failed state and the slow pace of recovery discovered by Mogadishu in the recent years. The study is based on qualitative research, analyzing documents which depict the particular history of Somalia and the causes that led to the civil war, as well as quantitative data, when analyzing the number of casualties and refugees that resulted following the unfolding of the Somali conflict. Examining also the rise of the terrorist group Al-Shabaab and the ways in which such organizations manage to replace the role of the state, the paper concludes that the task of rebuilding a failed state is a long and arduous process, in which the international community should adapt its measures to the local specificity of the concerned area. However,as the recent developments show, there is room for hope for the Somali state and people.

  • Page Range: 40-47
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English