Monday, March 6, 2023

Somaliland: Beyond Clannism

African Arguments posted on 27 February 2023 a commentary titled "Conflict in Somaliland: Beyond the Clannism Convention" by Jamal Abdi, Keele University.

The author argues that clannism does not explain the root causes of the current conflict in Somaliland.  Rather it is best understood through the intersection of economic marginalization and limited state capacity, leading to the erosion of state legitimacy.