“It is Chaotic but not Chaos” Civil society, local participation and the construction of political and economic order in Somalia

Nikola Pijovic

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The project examines how local communities in south Somalia construct political and economic order, and what role civil society initiatives play in this. It offers an examination of what constitutes civil society in a collapsed state environment, and what actors can be considered as civil society. The project then examines civil initiatives in constructing order in local communities and how this was achieved on an almost national level by the Union of Islamic Courts in 2006. Then the project examines what is the basis for economic activity in south Somalia, and how economic activity is fostered.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 jan. 2012
VejlederePreben Kaarsholm


  • State Collapse
  • Civil Society
  • Somalia
  • Political order