In Somalia, Lack of Government Isn't Always Lack of Governance

Governance in Somalia

Absence of government doesn't necessarily mean absence of public goods, or systems that resolve collective needs and issues. Somali society has been able to fill some gaps left by the absence of state institutions.

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In the full article, posted by Foreign Affairs, OEF's Conor Seyle explains what is working and what is not in a Somalia with patchwork governmental systems, and why understanding how ungoverned spaces are governed is important not just to Somalia but to the world.

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