Building Peace and the State in Somaliland: The Factors of Success

@article{Ridout2012BuildingPA,
  title={Building Peace and the State in Somaliland: The Factors of Success},
  author={Tim Ridout},
  journal={The Journal of the Middle East and Africa},
  year={2012},
  volume={3},
  pages={136 - 156}
}
  • Tim Ridout
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of the Middle East and Africa
Somalia has not had a central state apparatus since 1991 and is generally viewed as anarchic and war-torn. This assertion is only true for central and southern Somalia, however. In the northwest, Somaliland declared independence in 1991 and set about building what has become a genuine democracy that enjoys relative peace and stability. The country arrived at its current point through a prolonged peace-building process that was accompanied by measures aimed at strengthening the state. Its… Expand
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