Accession Number : ADA574116
Title : Clan and Islamic Identities in Somali Society
Descriptive Note : Contract rept.
Corporate Author : ROYAL MILITARY COLL OF CANADA KINGSTON (ONTARIO)
Personal Author(s) : Last, David ; Seaboyer, Anthony
Report Date : Nov 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 141
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.
Descriptors : *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , CANADA , CONFLICT , CULTURE , ISLAM , SOCIETIES , SOMALIA
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE