Asian Journal of PEACEBUILDING

Volume 8 Number 1 (May 2020)

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Research Article

The Somali Civil War: Integrating Traditional and Modern Peacebuilding Approaches

Israel Nyaburi Nyadera and Mohamed Salah Ahmed pp. 153-172
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This study seeks to assess how the conflict in Somalia has transformed over the years and examines the merits of adopting a hybrid approach to peacebuilding. The article argues that given the changes experienced in the conflict and the sociopolitical and cultural characteristics of the Somali Society, a hybrid peace strategy which combines the traditional Xeer approach and contemporary counter-terrorism strategies can fill the gaps previous peace efforts failed to achieve. This approach has the potential to re-establish the horizontal and vertical social contracts between the people themselves and with the government which had been lost prior to and during the conflict.
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