Somalia : a country study (eBook, 1993) []
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Somalia : a country study

Somalia : a country study

Author: Helen Chapin Metz; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : The Division : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1993.
Series: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-86.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Washington, D.C. : The Division : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O., 1993
(DLC) 93016246
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Chapin Metz; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
OCLC Number: 622546604
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 282 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Somalis: their origins, migrations, and settlement. Coastal towns ; Emergence of Adal ; Mogadishu and its Banaadir Hinterlands ; The Somali Peninsula on the eve of imperial partition ; The Majeerteen Sultanates --
Imperial partition. Mahammad Abdille Hasan's dervish resistance to colonial occupation ; Consolidation of colonial rule ; Somalia during World War II ; British military administration ; Trusteeship and protectorate: the road to independence --
From independence to revolution. Problems of national integration ; Pan-Somalism ; Foreign relations, 1960-69 ; The Husseen government ; Coup d'etat --
The revolutionary regime. Supreme revolutionary council ; Challenges to the regime ; Siad Barre and scientific socialism ; The language and literacy issue ; Creation of the Somali revolutionary socialist party --
Somalia's difficult decade, 1980-90. Entrenching Siad Barre's personal rule ; Siad Barre's repressive measures ; Persecution of the Majeerteen ; Oppression of the Isaaq ; Harrying of the Hawiye --
Physical setting. Climate ; Terrain, vegetation, and drainage --
Population and settlement patterns --
The segmentary social order. Samaal ; Digil and Rahanwayn ; Riverine and coastal people and non-Somali origin ; Specialized occupational groups ; Social change --
Lineage segmentation and the Somali civil war --
Religious life. The tenets of Islam ; Religious roles in Somali Islam ; Religious orders and the cult of the saints ; Folk Islam and indigenous ritual ; Islam in the colonial era and after ; Rising Islamism --
Language and education --
Health --
Refugees --
Breakdown of the infrastructure --
Pastoralism and commerce in historical perspective --
The colonial economy --
Economic development, 1960-69 --
Scientific socialism, 1970-75 --
The socialist revolution after 1975 --
From scientific socialism to "IMF-ism," 1981-90 --
Natural resources and economic infrastructure. Land ; Energy ; transportation ; Communications --
The "real" Somali economy in the 1980s. Export of labor ; Export of livestock ; Rural subsistence sector ; Urban subsistence and government employment ; Undeveloped sectors ; Foreign trade --
Government structure. Constitution ; Legislature ; Local government ; Legal system ; Courts --
Political dynamics. Opposition movements ; Politics of reconciliation ; Politics of succession ; Political disintegration --
Mass media --
Foreign relations. Relations with neighboring African states ; Relations with Arab countries ; Relations with the United States ; Other foreign relations --
International security concerns. Irredentism and the changing balance of power ; The Ogaden War: performance and implications of defeat ; Postwar status of the armed forces --
Internal security concerns. Government security policy ; Sources of opposition --
History and development of the armed forces. The warrior tradition and development of the modern army ; The armed forces in national life ; Mission, organization, and strength ; Manpower, training, and conditions of service --
Foreign military assistance ; State security services. Somali police force ; People's militia ; National security service --
Criminal justice. Penal system ; Prison system --
Human rights.
Series Title: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-86.
Responsibility: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Helen Chapin Metz.
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