Political identity, emerging state structures and conflict in northern Somalia

@article{Hoehne2006PoliticalIE,
  title={Political identity, emerging state structures and conflict in northern Somalia},
  author={M. Hoehne},
  journal={Journal of Modern African Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={44},
  pages={397-414}
}
  • M. Hoehne
  • Published 2006
  • Economics
  • Journal of Modern African Studies
  • This paper discusses the logic of political identification by individuals and groups in the context of re-emerging state structures in northern Somalia. Current identities are analysed as political identities, which are both a product of and a driving force behind political and military conflict in the region. In everyday life political cleavages can be bridged by cross-cutting ties based on neighbourhood, intermarriage or common experiences and history. Only when conflict reaches a certain… CONTINUE READING
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