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Saturday, November 15, 2014

DPU Book Launch: History, culture and Somaliland's political transition

 London - Development Planning Unit  (DPU) at University College London is pleased to announce the launch of the book :  A Somali Nation-State : History, culture and Somaliland's political transition , written by Dr. Michael Walls.

In this new publication, Dr Michael Walls of the DPU offers a strong rebuttable to the narrative of conflict and state failure that is typically attached to Somali politics. He presents a thoroughly researched account of the historical and cultural contexts that have supported Somaliland's contemporary transition from patriarchal, discursive politics to a remarkably stable representative system. In an area renowned for state failure and conflict, Somaliland's example is instructive both locally and regionally. While success remains fragile with a number of serious challenges ahead, the achievement is nevertheless impressive.

The key arguments of the book will be discussed by a panel, which will be followed by some refreshments.

Panelists: Dr Michael Walls and Mohammed Yusef
Date and Venue :
27 November 2014, 17:30 - 19:00
Location: G01, Central House,
14 Upper Woburn Place,
London WC1H 0NN
With thanks to redsea-online, Ponte Invisibile and Kayd Somali Arts and Culture for bringing both book and related activities to fruition.
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