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Negotiating statehood in a hybrid political order: the case of Somaliland

Marleen Renders and Ulf Terlinden (2010) DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE. 41(4). p.723-746
abstract
This article investigates the negotiation of statehood in Somaliland, a non-recognized de facto state which emerged from Somalia's conflict and state collapse. The negotiation process centres on the continuing transformation of a hybrid political order, involving 'formal' as well as 'informal' spheres, both in existing institutions (as 'rules of the game') and in the bodies or agents enforcing these rules. The negotiation processes considered take place at the national and local level respectively, as well as between the two. These negotiations are heterogeneous, non-linear and ongoing. The article demonstrates how the polity's tolerance for heterogeneous negotiations and different forms of statehood allowed local political actors to establish peace in their own local settings first. Although it did not produce uniform statehood, it provided the basis for communities to explore the scope for common statehood. On the national level, hybrid elements initially allowed for a healthy adaptation of statehood to local needs, and for legitimate, productive instruments of negotiation. This responsiveness was not maintained, and current hybrid elements threaten to undermine the polity's stability.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
rule of law, AFRICA, informal institutions, hybrid political order, state-building, Somaliland
journal title
DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE
Dev. Change
editor
Tobias Hagmann
volume
41
issue
4
issue title
Negotiated statehood : dynamics of power and domination in Africa
pages
723 - 746
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000280991900009
JCR category
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
JCR impact factor
1.359 (2010)
JCR rank
14/47 (2010)
JCR quartile
2 (2010)
ISSN
0012-155X
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1231349
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1231349
date created
2011-05-24 07:43:01
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:44:49
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  abstract     = {This article investigates the negotiation of statehood in Somaliland, a non-recognized de facto state which emerged from Somalia's conflict and state collapse. The negotiation process centres on the continuing transformation of a hybrid political order, involving 'formal' as well as 'informal' spheres, both in existing institutions (as 'rules of the game') and in the bodies or agents enforcing these rules. The negotiation processes considered take place at the national and local level respectively, as well as between the two. These negotiations are heterogeneous, non-linear and ongoing. The article demonstrates how the polity's tolerance for heterogeneous negotiations and different forms of statehood allowed local political actors to establish peace in their own local settings first. Although it did not produce uniform statehood, it provided the basis for communities to explore the scope for common statehood. On the national level, hybrid elements initially allowed for a healthy adaptation of statehood to local needs, and for legitimate, productive instruments of negotiation. This responsiveness was not maintained, and current hybrid elements threaten to undermine the polity's stability.},
  author       = {Renders, Marleen and Terlinden, Ulf},
  editor       = {Hagmann, Tobias},
  issn         = {0012-155X},
  journal      = {DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE},
  keyword      = {rule of law,AFRICA,informal institutions,hybrid political order,state-building,Somaliland},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {723--746},
  title        = {Negotiating statehood in a hybrid political order: the case of Somaliland},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Renders, Marleen, and Ulf Terlinden. 2010. “Negotiating Statehood in a Hybrid Political Order: The Case of Somaliland.” Ed. Tobias Hagmann. Development and Change 41 (4): 723–746.
APA
Renders, M., & Terlinden, U. (2010). Negotiating statehood in a hybrid political order: the case of Somaliland. (T. Hagmann, Ed.)DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE, 41(4), 723–746.
Vancouver
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Renders M, Terlinden U. Negotiating statehood in a hybrid political order: the case of Somaliland. Hagmann T, editor. DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE. 2010;41(4):723–46.
MLA
Renders, Marleen, and Ulf Terlinden. “Negotiating Statehood in a Hybrid Political Order: The Case of Somaliland.” Ed. Tobias Hagmann. DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE 41.4 (2010): 723–746. Print.