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When There Was No Aid: War and Peace in Somaliland

Sarah G. Phillips


For all of the doubts raised about the effectiveness of international aid in advancing peace and development, there are few examples of developing countries that are even relatively untouched by it. This book offers us one such example. Using evidence from Somaliland’s experience of peace-building, the book challenges two of the most engrained presumptions about violence and poverty in the global South. First, that intervention by actors in the global North is self-evidently useful in ending them, and second that the quality of a country’s governance institutions (whether formal or informal) n ... More

Keywords: international aid, developing countries, peace-building, violence, poverty, global South, international intervention

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501747151
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501747151.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah G. Phillips, author
University of Sydney