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):

Report Date:

2011-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

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 Canadas 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE