The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa

The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa
Money, War and the Business of Power

by Alex de Waal

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-10-19
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0745695612
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa delves into the business of politics in the turbulent, war-torn countries of north-east Africa. It is a contemporary history of how politicians, generals and insurgents bargain over money and power, and use of war to achieve their goals. Drawing on a thirty-year career in Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, including experience as a participant in high-level peace talks, Alex de Waal provides a unique and compelling account of how these countries’ leaders run their governments, conduct their business, fight their wars and, occasionally, make peace. De Waal shows how leaders operate on a business model, securing funds for their ‘political budgets’ which they use to rent the provisional allegiances of army officers, militia commanders, tribal chiefs and party officials at the going rate. This political marketplace is eroding the institutions of government and reversing statebuildingÑand it is fuelled in large part by oil exports, aid funds and western military assistance for counter-terrorism and peacekeeping. The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa is a sharp and disturbing book with profound implications for international relations, development and peacemaking in the Horn of Africa and beyond.

Islamism and Its Enemies in the Horn of Africa

Islamism and Its Enemies in the Horn of Africa
A Book

by Alex De Waal

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN : 9780253344038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Militant Islam is a powerful force in the Horn of Africa, and the U.S. war on terrorism has thrown the region and its politics into the international spotlight. Since the 1990s, when a failed U.S. military mission was called in to maintain order, Islamist organizations, with heavy sponsorship from Saudi Arabia, have multiplied and established much-needed health and education services in the region. However, despite the good that they are clearly providing, these organizations are labeled "terrorist" by the U.S. Islamist extremists have been found to be responsible for the deadly embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania and the attack on an Israeli jet in Mombasa. Since September 11, 2001, global effort has been concentrated on bringing these groups to their knees. Focusing on how Islamist movements have been viewed post-9/11 and how the U.S. agenda is being translated into local struggles in the region, this book is an important step toward understanding the complex dynamics that enfold the region. Contributors are Roland Marchal, A. H. Abdel Salam, M. A. Mohamed Salih, and Alex de Waal.

The Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa
Politics and International Relations

by Peter Woodward

  • Publisher : I.B.Tauris
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9781860648700
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises
A Book

by Cecilia Menjívar,Immanuel Ness

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2019-02-13
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN : 0190856904
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.

Beyond History

Beyond History
African Agency in Development, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution

by Elijah Nyaga Munyi,David Mwambari,Aleksi Ylönen

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2020-09-18
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1786612720
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Moving beyond a self-indulgent attitude about Africa’s historical victimhood, the book seeks to capture how African states individually and Africa’s collective institutions (the AU) are providing agency in Africa’s international relations. While African states have been trailblazers in such ideas as ‘The Responsibility to Protect’, as conceived in the African Union Constitutive Act (2001) which preceded the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s report “In Larger Freedom” (2005) in which the UN adopted the concept, African agency in international relations has not always been captured proactively. This volume seeks to document Africa (and African states) in a state of proactivity as opposed to a reactionary mode of international relations which has long been the case due to the discipline’s heavy concentration on the West. The main themes explored are: African agency in international relations and commerce, agency in Africa’s balancing of big and regional powers, reshaping Africa-EU relations beyond the Cotonou Agreements, Africa and international human rights institutions, African efforts in elections and conflicts in Africa and relationship building among African leaders.

Everything You Have Told Me Is True

Everything You Have Told Me Is True
Living in the Shadow of Al Shabaab

by Mary Harper

  • Publisher : Hurst & Company
  • Release : 2019-04
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1787381242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Al Shabaab is one of the century2019s most successful violent jihadist movements. It has governing power, ruling over millions of Somalis and vast swathes of territory, and kinetic power, committing spectacular acts of violence. But what lies behind the headlines and the bloodshed? Who are Al Shabaab, and why do people join? How does this organisation govern, educate and indoctrinate? Reporting on Somalia for twenty-five years, Mary Harper has gained extraordinary access to members of Al Shabaab2014and, disturbingly, they in turn have access to her. In this engrossing book, she paints the complex picture of life for ordinary people in the group2019s shadow2014stories of tremendous loss, unbearable compromise, and unexpected profit. She reveals a resilient movement with many faces, and discovers that it can be difficult to know where Al Shabaab begins, and where it ends." From book cover.?

No Go World

No Go World
How Fear Is Redrawing Our Maps and Infecting Our Politics

by Ruben Andersson

  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release : 2019-04-02
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0520294602
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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War-torn deserts, jihadist killings, trucks weighted down with contraband and migrants—from the Afghan-Pakistan borderlands to the Sahara, images of danger depict a new world disorder on the global margins. With vivid detail, Ruben Andersson traverses this terrain to provide a startling new understanding of what is happening in remote “danger zones.” Instead of buying into apocalyptic visions, Andersson takes aim at how Western states and international organizations conduct military, aid, and border interventions in a dangerously myopic fashion, further disconnecting the world’s rich and poor. Using drones, proxy forces, border reinforcement, and outsourced aid, risk-obsessed powers are helping to remap the world into zones of insecurity and danger. The result is a vision of chaos crashing into fortified borders, with national and global politics riven by fear. Andersson contends that we must reconnect and snap out of this dangerous spiral, which affects us whether we live in Texas or Timbuktu. Only by developing a new cartography of hope can we move beyond the political geography of fear that haunts us.

Soviet and American Influence in the Horn of Africa

Soviet and American Influence in the Horn of Africa
A Book

by Marina Ottaway

  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Pastoral Democracy

A Pastoral Democracy
A Study of Pastoralism and Politics Among the Northern Somali of the Horn of Africa

by I. M. Lewis,Said S. Samatar

  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9783825830847
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 1961, shortly after establishment of the independent Somali Republic, the first step towards the formation of a 'Greater Somalia', brought this North-East African Muslim nation a prominence which it had not enjoyed since the British campaigns against the 'Mad Mullah' in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Somali nationalism, however, cannot be properly understood without a knowledge of the indigenous social organization. This study by a social anthropologist describes the political system of the Northern Somali nomads in their arid ecological setting, where competition for access to water and pasture, especially in the dry season, is acute and leads to frequent and often long-drawn-out feuds. In this warlike society political status depends very largely on numerical strength. Political loyalties based on kinship are organized through a form of Social Contract which distinguishes the pastoral Somali political system from otherwise similar political structures. Today this traditional organization is being challenged in areas where cultivation has recently been adopted, and in towns which are the foci of modern developments. Somali nationalism, drawing much of its strength from the unifying force of Islam, is an important factor. With the continued dedication of the majority of the population to pastoral nomadism, however, traditional clan and contractual loyalties inevitably play an important part in party politics. This analysis has proved to be of interest not only to anthropologists and Africanists, but also to students of Islamic society and of comparative political institutions.

Contemporary Economics, Politics and Culture in the Horn of Africa

Contemporary Economics, Politics and Culture in the Horn of Africa
Proceedings

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Peoples of the Horn of Africa

Peoples of the Horn of Africa
Somali, Afar and Saho

by I. M. Lewis

  • Publisher : Red Sea Press(NJ)
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9781569021057
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book has, from its first publication, been an essential reference tool for research of any aspect of society, history and culture in this part of Africa. Originally published in 1955 as part of the International African Institute's landmark Ethnographic Survey of Africa series, it was reprinted in 1969 with a new bibliography. This new edition contains further supplemental and previously unpublished material based on Professor Lewis' later field research on land-holding systems in the Somali reverine regions.

Super Powers in the Horn of Africa

Super Powers in the Horn of Africa
A Book

by Madan M. Sauldie

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Political history of Ethiopia, Sudan, and Somalia.

The Horn of Africa since the 1960s

The Horn of Africa since the 1960s
Local and International Politics Intertwined

by Aleksi Ylönen,Jan Záhořík

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2017-02-17
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1317028570
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Horn of Africa has long been one of the most dynamic and politically turbulent sub-regions on the African continent. Host to great ancient civilizations, diverse peoples, and expansive states, the region has experienced massive social, economic, and political transformations which have given rise to military coups, revolutions and intractable ethnic, socio-economic, and religious conflicts. This comprehensive volume brings together a team of expert scholars who analyze international, regional, national, and local affairs in the Horn of Africa. The chapters demonstrate the intertwined nature of the actors and forces shaping political realities. The case studies, focusing on Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, and South Sudan eloquently illustrate the complex dynamics connecting the spectrum of political issues in the region. The Horn of Africa since the 1960s will be of interest to students and scholars of contemporary Africa and political science.

Hot Spot Horn of Africa Revisited

Hot Spot Horn of Africa Revisited
Approaches to Make Sense of Conflict

by Eva-Maria Bruchhaus,Monika M. Sommer

  • Publisher : Lit Verlag
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume contains papers that are related to academic peace studies and to the politics of peace. The emphasis of the contributions is on the analysis of current violent conflicts in and between states and within societies, on all levels, local, regional and international. *** "This is an excellent volume, (... )it can make an important contribution to deepening the knowledge of the complex conflict arenas in the Horn of Africa." (from the Foreword)

The Ethiopian Revolution

The Ethiopian Revolution
War in the Horn of Africa

by Gebru Tareke

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2009-06-23
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0300156154
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Revolution, civil wars, and guerilla warfare wracked Ethiopia during three turbulent decades at the end of the 20th century. Here, Tareke brings to life the leading personalities in the domestic political struggles, strategies of the warring parties international actors, and key battles.

The Ethiopian Revolution and Its Impact on the Politics of the Horn of Africa

The Ethiopian Revolution and Its Impact on the Politics of the Horn of Africa
May 29-30, 1987, New School for Social Research, New York, New York : Proceedings

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Horn of Africa Bulletin

Horn of Africa Bulletin
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Political Conflict on the Horn of Africa

Political Conflict on the Horn of Africa
A Book

by Robert F. Gorman

  • Publisher : Praeger Publishers
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa
Regional Conflict and Super Power Involvement

by Mohammed Ayoob

  • Publisher : Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 43
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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