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dc.contributor.authorAguilar, Mario I
dc.identifier.citationAguilar , M I 2015 , ' The Constitution of Somaliland : the problem of constitutional generations and clan dissolution ' , Sociology Mind , vol. 5 , no. 4 , 60247 , pp. 245-254 .
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-2035-5947/work/64697646
dc.description.abstractThis paper outlines the history, formation and general principles of the 2001 Somaliland Constitution. The people of Somaliland declared independence from Somalia in 1991 returning to the boundaries that had marked the British Protectorate of Somaliland until 1960, holding successful democratic elections, and establishing peace and stability, becoming an exception state within a war-torn region. In a contribution to the sociology of law and the wider knowledge of Somaliland this paper outlines the unifying principles within the Constitution, principles that are taken from the unity of religion (Islam), and the desire to exercise unity in diversity through traditional institutions of conflict resolution with the inclusion of universal principles of human rights law.
dc.relation.ispartofSociology Minden
dc.subjectAfrican constitutionsen
dc.subjectSociology of lawen
dc.subjectSociology of religionen
dc.subjectKarl Mannheimen
dc.subjectConstitutional generationsen
dc.subjectIslam in the Horn of Africaen
dc.subjectState formationen
dc.subjectHM Sociologyen
dc.subjectArts and Humanities(all)en
dc.subjectSocial Sciences(all)en
dc.subjectSDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutionsen
dc.titleThe Constitution of Somaliland : the problem of constitutional generations and clan dissolutionen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Divinityen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Office of the Deansen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Global Law and Governanceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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