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dc.contributor.advisor Hodgkins, Allison
dc.contributor.author Ahmed, Nasteha
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-09T08:31:03Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-09T22:00:19Z
dc.date.created Summer 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-07-09
dc.identifier.uri http://dar.aucegypt.edu/handle/10526/5458
dc.description.abstract The objective of this project is to assess the impact of Somalia’s 4.5 power sharing formula on the consolidation of post-conflict governance. Per the peace agreement, seats in parliament are awarded to the four major clans which also dominate the election process. This has led to the perpetuation of many of the same social dynamics that lead to conflict in the past. Even though the 4.5 formula was not included in the constitution adopted in 2012, the elections methods from the formula were utilized in 2017 presidential elections. Although the goal is to move towards a one-man-one vote system, the use of the 4.5 formula in the 2017 elections points to a struggle in establishing this process. This project will argue that clan influence is likely to remain a challenge for Somalia’s transition to democracy until a civilian based voting system is put into place. This research employed the works Ball (1996) and Papagianni (2007) to analyze the success as well as the failures of rebuilding Somalia and impact of the 4.5 formula had on this process. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship First I would like to thank Allah for helping me get through this difficult thesis process. I would also like to thank my family especially my sweet grandmother Zaynab and my second grandmother Dahabo Sheikh. MY wonderful mother Maryan Ahmed and father Mohamud Ahmed. My amazing aunt Xawa Mohamed, Khadija Ossoble, Raho Janaqow, and Shukri Araye whose support and prayers I could not have done this without. To uncles Ali Tifow, Osman Mohamed Sheikh, and Abdirahman Mohamed who have reassured me of my capabilities. To my siblings, cousins and amazing friends who are too many to name for encouraging me to keep going. I would like to thank my advisor Dr. Allison Hodgkins, whose feedback and guidance have helped me write a thesis on a subject I am passionate about. Finally, I would like to thank my professors, Aly Erfan for believing in my ability to finish this project as well as Dr. Marco Pinfari and Dr. Shahjahan Bhuiyan for their support and taking the time to read my project and helping me improve it. en_US
dc.format.extent 60 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Somalia en_US
dc.subject Clan en_US
dc.subject Governance en_US
dc.subject Constitution en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Somalia's struggle to integrate traditional and modern governance: The 4.5 formula and 2012 provisional constitution en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Global Affairs en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Public Policy and Administration en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Pinfari, Marco
dc.contributor.committeeMember Bhuiyan, Shahjahan


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