"Stateless or near stateless territories, increasingly common in Africa, are characterized by 'second economies' based on trans-border trade, 'smuggling', informal finances and global circuits of remittances and goods. Somalia is an extreme case of an economy without a government." The book addresses a number of issues:
Does statelesness necessarily mean anarchy and disorder?
Do money, international trade and investment survive without a state?
Do town-dwellers fare as well as pastoralists?
Do pastoralists care about development and social improvement?
The author, Peter D. Little is professor of Anthropology , University of Kentucky.
|Peppercorn Book Number: 420-0002|
|Publisher: Indiana University Press|
|Series: African Issues|
|Illustrated: b&w photos|
|Place of Publication: Bloomington, IN, USA|
|Year of Publication: 2003|
|Size: 5.25 x 8.5 inches, portrait|
|Length: 206 pages|