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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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The International Community

Anthony Ware and Costas Laoutides.

in Myanmar's 'Rohingya' Conflict

October 2018; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 7256 words.

This chapter concludes the book by offering a discussion of the role the international community has played, and could play, in both the conflict and conflict resolution. It summarizes the...

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Community Perspectives Towards Al-Shabaab

Joanne Crouch and Abdi Ali.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3798 words.

This chapter discusses the results of key interviews with Somalis regarding their perceptions about Al-Shabaab. Respondents expressed concerns about Al-Shabaab's indiscriminate and...

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The Transformation of a Conflict in the Diaspora

Christine Moliner.

in Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan

July 2018; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 6371 words.

This chapter assesses the role of the political context bringing a transformation of identity rankings in diasporas. Specifically, it studies the role played over the past 15 years by...

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From the Margins to the Centre

Hamdi Mohamed.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 2603 words.

Using data collected from in-depth interviews with 13 Somali women, this chapter re-examines the dominant assumptions about women and peace-building. It explores how women's participation...

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Achieving Local Reconciliation in Somalia

Peace and Development Research Center.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3266 words.

Reducing violence and promoting social reconciliation require sufficient understanding of the causes and contributors of conflicts. This chapter identifies the causes of conflicts and...

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Exploitation of Natural Resources as a Driver of Conflict

Mohamed Abdi Omer and Mohamed Farah Hersi.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3184 words.

Local conflicts in Somalia have many sources, and the extraction of natural resources carries a risk of igniting new conflict or exacerbating old feuds. This chapter considers the case of a...

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International Assistance to Arab Spring Transitions

Zaid Al-Ali.

in Revisiting the Arab Uprisings

January 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 9947 words.

Zaid al-Ali examines the action of international actors— especially those with ties to the United Nations—during the transitions in Libya and Yemen. He paints a rather depressing picture of...

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Quetta City and the Baluch Guerrilla

Luc Bellon.

in Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan

July 2018; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 7057 words.

This article explores the incidents linked to Baloch nationalism, highlighting what is at play behind this urban armed struggle, with a special focus on the city of Quetta—the capital city...

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Rivals in Governance

Roland Marchal.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3148 words.

This chapter discusses what Al-Shabaab delivers in the areas it controls. It focuses on three main sectors: preaching and education, organizing civil society, and justice. Al-Shabaab uses...

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Anatomy of Counter-Jihad

Stig Jarle Hansen and Linnéa Gelot.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3570 words.

This chapter considers how Al-Shabaab messaging can be best countered, drawing on field research in Mogadishu and Baidoa, focusing on the area of Bay/Bakool. It shows that lack of security,...

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Traditional Peacemaking in Sanaag Region, Somaliland

Abdullahi Odowa.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3127 words.

This chapter describes the role of traditional peacemaking in the Sanaag region of Somaliland. The civil war in Somaliland spawned devastating inter‐ and intra-clan violence and political...

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Somalia’s Southern War

Catherine Besteman and Daniel Van Lehman.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3221 words.

This chapter discusses the Al-Shabaab's policies and activities in the Jubba River Valley, based on research with 41 people who were either recently displaced from the Valley or have...

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Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan

Edited by Gilles Dorronsoro and Olivier Grojean.

July 2018; p ublished online June 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 288 pages.

Ethnic and religious identity-markers compete with class and gender as principles shaping the organization and classification of everyday life. But how are an individual's identity-based...

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Burying Jihadis

Riva Kastoryano.

September 2018; p ublished online June 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 288 pages.

What should states do with the bodies of suicide bombers and other jihadists who die while perpetrating terrorist attacks? This original and unsettling book explores the host of ethical and...

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The End of Multiculturalism?

Riva Kastoryano.

in Burying Jihadis

September 2018; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 2403 words.

Multiculturalism has thus shifted from the cultural and social sphere to the security realm in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Cameron thus criticized the dual dimension of...

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Rakhine–Burman Narratives

Anthony Ware and Costas Laoutides.

in Myanmar's 'Rohingya' Conflict

October 2018; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 10898 words.

Chapters Three and Four articulate the competing historical narratives and representations of memory sustaining Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ conflict. The last chapter examined the Rohingya ‘Origin’null...

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Complexities, Misconceptions, and Context

Anthony Ware and Costas Laoutides.

in Myanmar's 'Rohingya' Conflict

October 2018; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 9965 words.

This chapter introduces the complexity of Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ conflict, and address a series of misconceptions widely held about it in the international community. It discusses the scale...

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