Why War Ended In Somaliland But Continued In Somalia: A Political Settlements Approach

 

 

Why War Ended In Somaliland But Continued In Somalia:

A Political Settlements Approach

By Sarah Phillips

Source: ANU, Australian National University

 

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http://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/news-events/podcasts/why-war-ended-somaliland-continued-somalia-political-settlements-approach#.U3UstijUT-W

 

The case of Somaliland offers insights into why some domestic power struggles – including violent ones – build the foundations for relative political order while others perpetuate cycles of economic malaise and political violence. This session will look at why large-scale violence was resolved in the internationally unrecognised ‘Republic of Somaliland’ but not in the rest of Somalia. It will argue that there were three particularly important factors at play: a domestically-funded peace process that motivated cooperation among elites; Somalilanders’ conscious desire for an enclave of peace within the surrounding turmoil; and the fact that there was a history of quality secondary education being available to at least some within Somaliland, which helped to provide critical leadership skills among select elites.

Source: ANU, Australian National University

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