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Whose peace is it anyway? connecting Somali and international peacemaking

Feb 2010
Accord 21, Whose peace is it anyway? connecting Somali and international peacemaking, seeks to improve understanding and links between Somalis and international policy and practice. Edited by Mark Bradbury and Sally Healy it contains over 30 articles including interviews with Somali elders and senior diplomats, and contributions from Somali and international peacemaking practitioners, academics, involved parties, civil society and women’s organisations.

Somali peace agreements: fuelling factionalism

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Warsan Cismaan Saalax and Abdulaziz Ali Ibrahim ‘Xildhiban’ discuss the recurrent dilemma of how to determine legitimate and authoritative representation in formal peace talks and in government.

Political representation in Somalia: citizenship, clanism and territoriality

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Markus Hoehne examines Somali notions of ‘belonging’ and reviews political representation in internationally-mediated peace conferences and local political representation in Sool region.

How Somali-led peace processes work: section introduction

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Pat Johnson and Abdirahman Raghe explain how locally-managed Somali peace processes have proved more effective than their internationally-sponsored ‘national’ counterparts.

Building peace in south central Somalia: the role of elders

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Malaq Isaaq discuss the qualities that Somali elders are expected to possess and the role they play in maintaining peace, from his perspective as a respected elder from south central Somalia.

Community peace processes in south central Somalia

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Professor Ibrahim Ali Amber ‘Oker’ discusses how many different local governance systems have emerged in south central Somalia during the long period that Somalis have been without a viable national government.

A conversation with Sultan Said Garasse

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Sultan Said Garasse, a respected elder from Puntland, discusses the qualities that Somali elders are expected to possess and the role they play in maintaining peace.

Order out of chaos: Somali customary law in Puntland and Somaliland

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Abdulrahman Osman ‘Shuke’ describes how local peace processes draw on traditional practices of negotiation, mediation and arbitration conducted by clan elders using customary law as a moral and legal framework.

The role of Somaliland elders in making and keeping peace: a conversation with Hajji Abdi Hussein Yusuf

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Hajji Abdi Hussein Yusuf, a respected elder from Somaliland, discusses the qualities that Somali elders are expected to possess and the role they play in maintaining peace.

Wajid district: an 'island of peace'

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
The article tells the story of the elected Mayor of Wajid, who has endeavoured to manage competing clan interests and maintain access for humanitarian assistance in the midst of violent political changes.

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