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Rumor: The Beginning of the End

Carolyn Nordstrom and Antonius C. G. M. Robben

in Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Culture

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089938
eISBN:
9780520915718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089938.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

One of the most common and also complicated problems of fieldwork on violence is how to deal with rumors. This chapter describes the ominous outburst of street violence in Mogadishu on July 14, 1989. ... More


Violence and the Tendenzwende: Engendering Victims in the Novel and Film

Charity Scribner

in After the Red Army Faction: Gender, Culture, and Militancy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168649
eISBN:
9780231538299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168649.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between postmodernism and postmilitancy by focusing on literature and cinema of the 1980s and early 1990s that considered terrorism. In particular, it considers ... More


The First Expansive Phase, 2005–06: In the Shadow of the Courts

Stig Jarle Hansen

in Al-Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group, 2005-2012

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199327874
eISBN:
9780199388103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327874.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The rise of the Sharia courts of Mogadishu was essential for the growth of Al-Shabaab, as it led to Al-Shabaab’s consolidation and also changed the balance of power within the organisation. This ... More


Positive Insurgencies

Philip Auerswald

in The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199795178
eISBN:
9780190258481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795178.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter focuses on positive insurgencies. Positive insurgencies are considered the key to progress in post-conflict societies and the forefront of beneficial change in places where societal ... More


The Sharia Courts of Mogadishu: Lessons for Peace and Reconciliation

Ahmed Sh. Ibrahim

in War and Peace in Somalia: National Grievances, Local Conflict and Al-Shabaab

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947910
eISBN:
9780190055929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947910.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter considers whether there are lessons to be learned from the experience of the Sharia courts of Mogadishu that are relevant to peace and reconciliation in Somalia. These courts emerged in ... More


Challenges and Opportunities: Political Dialogue Between the Federal Government of Somalia and Somaliland

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

in War and Peace in Somalia: National Grievances, Local Conflict and Al-Shabaab

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947910
eISBN:
9780190055929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947910.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Somalia and Somaliland had parallel colonial experiences under Italian and British rule, respectively. In 1960, both gained independence and entered into a union. However, in 1969, the civilian ... More


Offensive: September 2010 to October 2011

Paul D. Williams

in Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A History and Analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198724544
eISBN:
9780191792182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724544.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses the battle for Mogadishu and how AMISOM not only pushed al-Shabaab forces out of the city but also turned significant pockets of international opinion from viewing the mission ... More


Protecting Civilians

Paul D. Williams

in Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A History and Analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198724544
eISBN:
9780191792182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724544.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Particularly during its first four years, AMISOM had a distinctly ambiguous relationship with civilian protection issues. It was not until late May 2013, for example, that AMISOM adopted a more ... More


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