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Author Weldemichael, Awet Tewelde, author.

Title Piracy in Somalia : violence and development in the Horn of Africa / Awet Tewelde Weldemichael.

Publication Info. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  HV6433.786.S58 W45 2019    AVAILABLE
Description xix, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Locating Somali piracy in space and discourse -- Global root causes and local circumstances of early piracy in Somalia -- From cascading troubles of Somali fisheries to the onset of predatory piracy -- The epic spiraling of ransom piracy -- Local consequences of and responses to piracy -- International counter-piracy as a means and an end -- Conclusion: IUU fishing is back! When will piracy?
Summary Piracy in Somalia sheds light on an often misunderstood world, oversimplified and demonized in the media and largely decontextualized in scholarly and policy works. It examines the root causes of piracy in Somalia, its impact on coastal communities, local views about it, and the measures taken against it. Drawing on six years' worth of extensive fieldwork, Awet Weldemichael amplifies the voices of local communities who have suffered under the heavy weight of illegal fishing, piracy and counter-piracy and makes their struggles comprehensible on their own terms. He also exposes complex webs of crimes within crimes of double-dealing pirates, fraudulent negotiators, duplicitous intermediaries, and treacherous foreign illegal fishers and their local partners. In so doing, this book will help inform regional and global counter-piracy endeavours, avoid possible reversals in the gains so far made against piracy, and identify the gains that need to be made against its root causes.
Subject Piracy -- Somalia.
Fishery management -- Somalia.
Fishing -- Corrupt practices -- Somalia.
Fishery management. (OCoLC)fst00926228
Piracy. (OCoLC)fst01773008
Somalia. (OCoLC)fst01205351
Other Form: ebook version : 9781108683425
ISBN 9781108496964 hardcover
1108496962 hardcover
9781108739283 paperback
1108739288 paperback

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