The Somali Civil War: Integrating Traditional and Modern Peacebuilding Approaches

Israel Nyaburi Nyadera, Mohamed Salah Mohamed
2020 Asian Journal of Peacebuilding  
This study seeks to assess how the conflict in Somalia has transformed over the years and examines the merits of adopting a hybrid approach to peacebuilding. The article argues that given the changes experienced in the conflict and the sociopolitical and cultural characteristics of the Somali Society, a hybrid peace strategy which combines the traditional Xeer approach and contemporary counter-terrorism strategies can fill the gaps previous peace efforts failed to achieve. This approach has the
more » ... is approach has the potential to re-establish the horizontal and vertical social contracts between the people themselves and with the government which had been lost prior to and during the conflict.
doi:10.18588/202005.00a081 fatcat:vl2m4dicafdqhm3cyseg7mpfgq