State formation and economic development in post-war Somaliland: the impact of the private sector in an unrecognised state

  title={State formation and economic development in post-war Somaliland: the impact of the private sector in an unrecognised state},
  author={Ahmed M. Musa and Cindy Horst},
  journal={Conflict, Security \& Development},
  pages={35 - 53}
ABSTRACT Unrecognised internationally, Somaliland operates as a hybrid political order where a range of state and non-state entities provide security, representation and social services. Local business elites have impacted state formation after war by lobbying against a range of regulations, providing the government with loans and contributions rather than paying sufficient taxes, and by hindering the development of sound financial institutions. The success of such activities has led to de… 

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