Governance without Government in Somalia: Spoilers, State Building, and the Politics of Coping

@article{Menkhaus2007GovernanceWG,
  title={Governance without Government in Somalia: Spoilers, State Building, and the Politics of Coping},
  author={Ken Menkhaus},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2007},
  volume={31},
  pages={74-106}
}
  • K. Menkhaus
  • Published 16 January 2007
  • Political Science
  • International Security
Zones of state failure are assumed to be anarchic. In reality, communities facing the absence of an effective state authority forge systems of governance to provide modest levels of security and rule of law. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in Somalia, where an array of local and regional governance arrangements have emerged since the 1991 collapse of the state. The Somalia case can be used both to document the rise of governance without government in a zone of state collapse and to… 
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