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SOMALI PIRACY AND THE INTRODUCTION OF SOMALIA TO THE WESTERN WORLD

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Date Issued:
2011
Abstract/Description:
This thesis investigates the origins of the modern phenomenon of Somali piracy within a deeper historical context. More specifically, this analysis concentrates on the development of piracy in the north of the country. It is here contended that Somali piracy is, in fact, the product of the confluence of three historical currents. The first of these currents is the progressive degeneration of traditional Somali institutions due to exposure to the colonial and global markets. The second is the increasing reliance of northern Somalis on maritime resources due to over exploitation of the land and the fishing initiatives of the Barre regime. The final current is the intrusion of foreign fishing vessels into Somali territorial waters, beginning in the early 1990s, for the purposes of illegal fishing and the dumping of toxic waste.
Title: SOMALI PIRACY AND THE INTRODUCTION OF SOMALIA TO THE WESTERN WORLD.
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Name(s): Jean-Jacques, Daniel, Author
Walker, Ezekiel, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis investigates the origins of the modern phenomenon of Somali piracy within a deeper historical context. More specifically, this analysis concentrates on the development of piracy in the north of the country. It is here contended that Somali piracy is, in fact, the product of the confluence of three historical currents. The first of these currents is the progressive degeneration of traditional Somali institutions due to exposure to the colonial and global markets. The second is the increasing reliance of northern Somalis on maritime resources due to over exploitation of the land and the fishing initiatives of the Barre regime. The final current is the intrusion of foreign fishing vessels into Somali territorial waters, beginning in the early 1990s, for the purposes of illegal fishing and the dumping of toxic waste.
Identifier: CFE0003611 (IID), ucf:48876 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-05-01
M.A.
Arts and Humanities, Department of History
Masters
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Subject(s): Somalia
Piracy
Illegal Fishing
Dumping
Northern Somalia
Somali
Western Influence
Colonialism
Globalization
Aden
Clan
Livestock
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003611
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Host Institution: UCF

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