Clan and Islamic Identities in Somali Society

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Authors
  1. Last, D.
  2. Seaboyer, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Resource Management Corp, Bethesda MD (US)
Abstract
The Socio-cognitive Systems Section (SCSS) of Defence Research and Development Canada – Toronto (DRDC Toronto) has been tasked with advancing our understanding of the motivations, intentions and behaviours of Armed Non-state Actors (ANSAs) in the context of violent intergroup conflict in fragile and failing states. For this, DRDC Toronto has contracted the Royal Military College of Canada’s (RMCC) Centre for Security, Armed Forces and Society (CSAFS) to address the question of the importance of clan and Islamic identities in Somali culture using an alternative perspectives (or diegetic red teaming) approach. CSAFS asked six internationally recognized experts on Somalia to tackle this question from the anthropological, historical, political and advocacy perspectives. This Contract Report presents the six papers that represent the culmination of this coordinated and comprehensive effort.

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Keywords
David M. Anderson;Bronwyn Bruton;J. Andrew Grant;J. Peter Pham;William Reno;Jonathan Stevenson;Clan identity;Tribe;al-Shabaab;Asymmetric Threat;Failed State;Armed Non-state Actors;Islam;Islamic identity;Society
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2011-080 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 2011
Number of Pages
141
DSTKIM No
CA036676
CANDIS No
536953
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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