Moral Economies of Mass Violence: Somalia 1988–1991

  title={Moral Economies of Mass Violence: Somalia 1988–1991},
  author={Jutta Bakonyi},
  journal={Civil Wars},
  pages={434 - 454}
  • Jutta Bakonyi
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Political Science
  • Civil Wars
The focus in the article is on the beginning and expansion of the Somali war between 1988 and 1992. Three patterns and dynamics of mass-mobilisation are comparatively examined: the relatively sudden transformation of the northern guerrilla struggle in a civil war 1988, the expansion of the war to the southern region after 1989 and the mass-upheaval in Mogadishu 1990/91. Although clan-affiliation became a prominent tool to mobilising violence and to framing friends and foes throughout Somalia… 

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