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The Clans Conflict

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The premise of The Clans Conflict is a novel of fantasy, but is set in a time following an all too possible future where the world has gone to war over poverty, greed and natural resources. World War III was a total war among many nations, not just a powerful few. In a world where nuclear disarmament weakened the most strong nations, it also served to offer a false sense of empowerment to the weak. Portable atomic devices found their way into the hands of hate-spewing terrorists and to yet others willing to sell those devastating weapons to whom ever was willing to pay for them. The initial death toll on what quickly came to be known simply as Doomsday was dreadful. Billions died all around the world in one afternoon and they were perhaps the more fortunate as the world instantly changed. Over the next several years many more died from radiation sickness and contaminated food and water supplies. Ash darkened the sky and changed the planet’s climate for long months that turned to years and yet more humans, along with much animal and plant life, suffered and perished until only remnants of civilization remained. Eight hundred years passed as pockets of humanity struggled to survive in the face of hardship and privation. In some areas where the climate was naturally cooler and more temperate people began to thrive after a time, when the planet started to heal from the damage which had been done to her. Radiation levels dissipated more rapidly in the cooler climes and the lands slowly became green again. We follow the hardy folk of Scotland once they have entered a new age, called The Recovery. Due in part to the land itself, but mostly from that people’s way of life, their sense of family, God, and honour of their proud clans, they rebuilt Scotland and established a new government and rule of law. They revived their mountainous kingdom upon old principles and proven traditions that had remained in their hearts. Although, far from perfect, as men shall ever be, they built new lives from the ashes while seeking to learn whatever they could from the past. With that background in place, the story follows the ever present struggle among the various clans, particularly the MacGregors and their rivals. Heroes arise to battle foes tainted by greed and ambition as Scotland falls into civil war. Gone are weapons of mass destruction, but arms and armor of old are rediscovered and put to bloody use. Returned are gallant knights; rebuilt are old castles; and rekindled are clan feuds of old. Even those of bloodlines, which lived before the human race began to abound, reemerged into the much changed world. These people, called the Sidhe, had ever remained within the Celtic lands, though mostly hidden from human eyes by what some would refer to as magic. History always seems to repeat itself regardless of men’s best intentions and there will always be wars that must be fought, no matter the age, when good must make a stand against the evil minded.

The Feuds of the Clans

The Feuds of the Clans Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alexander MacGregor
Editor: Library of Alexandria
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Modern Clan Politics

Modern Clan Politics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward Schatz
Editor: University of Washington Press
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Edward Schatz explores the politics of kin-based clan divisions in the post-Soviet state of Kazakhstan. Drawing from extensive ethnographic and archival research, interviews, and wide-ranging secondary sources, he highlights a politics that poses a two-tiered challenge to current thinking about modernity and Central Asia. First, asking why kinship divisions do not fade from political life with modernization, he shows that the state actually constructs clan relationships by infusing them with practical political and social meaning. By activating the most important quality of clans - their "concealability" - the state is itself responsible for the vibrant politics of these subethnic divisions which has emerged and flourished in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. Subethnic divisions are crucial to understanding how group solidarities and power relations coexist and where they intersect. But, in a second challenge to current thinking, Schatz argues that clan politics should not be understood simply as competition among primordial groups. Rather, the meanings attributed to clan relationships - both the public stigmas and the publicly proclaimed pride in clans - are part and parcel of this contest. Drawing parallels with relevant cases from the Middle East, East and North Africa, and other parts of the former USSR, Schatz concludes that a more appropriate policy may be achieved by making clans a legitimate part of political and social life, rendering them less powerful or corrupt by increasing their transparency. Political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, policy makers, and others who study state power and identity groups will find a wealth of empirical material and conceptual innovation for discussion and debate.

Federalism and Ethnic Conflict in Ethiopia

Federalism and Ethnic Conflict in Ethiopia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Asnake Kefale
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135017980
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This book examines the impact of the federal restructuring of Ethiopia on ethnic conflicts. The adoption of ethnic federalism in Ethiopia was closely related with the problem of creating a state structure that could be used as instrument of managing the complex ethno-linguistic diversity of the country. Ethiopia is a multinational country with about 85 ethno-linguistic groups and since the 1960s, it suffered from ethno-regional conflicts. The book considers multiple governance and state factors that could explain the difficulties Ethiopian federalism faces to realise its objectives. These include lack of political pluralism and the use of ethnicity as the sole instrument of state organisation. Federalism and Ethnic Conflict in Ethiopia will be of interest to students and scholars of federal studies, ethnic conflict and regionalism.

Media, Diaspora and the Somali Conflict

Media, Diaspora and the Somali Conflict Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Idil Osman
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This book illustrates how diasporic media can re-create conflict by transporting conflict dynamics and manifesting them back in to diaspora communities. Media, Diaspora and Conflict demonstrates a previously overlooked complexity in diasporic media by using the Somali conflict as a case study to indicate how the media explores conflict in respective homelands, in addition to revealing its participatory role in transnationalising conflicts. By illustrating the familiar narratives associated with diasporic media and utilising a combination of Somali websites and television, focus groups with diaspora community members and interviews with journalists and producers, the potentials and restrictions of diasporic media and how it relates to homelands in conflict are explored.

Conflict and Human Security in Africa

Conflict and Human Security in Africa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Kumssa,J. Williams,J. Jones
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230119263
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This edited volume looks at human security and conflict in northern Kenya and nearby areas within Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Uganda. It spells out the precise meaning and nuances of human security in today's global economy and examines the causes and effects of conflict in the region within the context of human security.

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. Solomon
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ISBN: 1137489898
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Traditional counter-terrorism approaches, with their emphasis on the military, are failing. This is seen in the fact that there is an average of three terrorist attacks per day in Africa. This study calls for more holistic solutions, with an emphasis on development and better governance to curb the scourge of terrorism.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chinua Achebe
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One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and his fame spreads throughout West Africa like a bush-fire in the harmattan. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. First published in 1958, Chinua Achebe's stark, coolly ironic novel reshaped both African and world literature, and has sold over ten million copies in forty-five languages. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease. 'His courage and generosity are made manifest in the work' Toni Morrison 'The writer in whose company the prison walls fell down' Nelson Mandela 'A great book, that bespeaks a great, brave, kind, human spirit' John Updike With an Introduction by Biyi Bandele

The Highlanders of Scotland

The Highlanders of Scotland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Skene, William F.
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The Highlanders of Scotland is a two-volume set by William F. Skene. Volume I contains the origin, history, and antiquities of the Higlanders as well as a sketch of their manners and customs. The second is an account of the clans into which they were divided and the state of society that existed among them. It was edited by Alexander Macbain and contains notes by him as well. William F. Skene, was declared "British Authors of the Nineteenth Century" by H. W. Wilson Company, New York, 1936.

Warlocks in International Relations

Warlocks in International Relations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul B. Rich
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ISBN: 134927688X
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This timely collection investigates the meaning of the widely used term 'warlordism' in contemporary global politics. The introduction develops an analytical framework in order for scholars to understand the range and differing intensity of differing types of warlordist and sub-state conflict. The volume then proceeds to an examination of warlordism in relation to the international markets in light weaponry and narcotics. It also includes a series of case-studies such as Somalia, Rwanda, Kashmir and Albania.

Learning From Somalia

Learning From Somalia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Walter S Clarke
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429967837
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This book examines the intervention in Somalia and draws lessons for future peacekeeping operations, analyzing many aspects of peacemaking that are not well understood, including efforts to rebuild the police, the dynamics of the economy, and the performance of European armies.

Berber Government

Berber Government Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hugh Roberts
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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The Berber identity movement in North Africa was pioneered by the Kabyles of Algeria. But a preoccupation with identity and language has obscured the fact that Kabyle dissidence has been rooted in democratic aspirations inspired by the political traditions of Kabylia itself, a Berber-speaking region in the north of Algeria. The political organisation of pre-colonial Kabylia, from which these traditions originate, was well described by nineteenth-century French authors. But their inability to explain it encouraged later theorists of Berber society, such as Ernest Gellner and Pierre Bourdieu, to dismiss Kabylia's political institutions, notably the jema'a (assembly or council), and to reduce Berber politics to a function of social structure and shared religion. In Berber Government, Hugh Roberts, a renowned expert on North Africa, explores the remarkable logics of Kabyle political organisation and the unusual degree of autonomy it possessed in relation to both kinship divisions and the religious field. This book further offers a pioneering account of the social and political history of Kabylia during the Ottoman period and establishes a radically new way to understand the complex place of the Kabyles in Algerian politics.

Research in Anthropological Topics

Research in Anthropological Topics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alicia Meza
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ISBN: 9781477166833
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Research in Anthropological Topics by Alicia Meza Summary

The aim of this book is to present a varied research within the four sub-fields of Anthropology: Archaeology, Ethnology, Linguistics and Biological Anthropology, as it was conceived by Frank Boaz. Perhaps my emphasis has been mostly in Archaeology, since I specialize in the Archaeology of Egypt and the Middle East. Nevertheless, I touch other topics as well. For instance sometimes I would connect archaeology and Egyptian art or literature and Egyptian linguistics. The total result has been a mixed of topics that relate in one way or another to Anthropology, the study of human behavior. Perhaps, if a student is looking for subjects to do term papers, or needs bibliography to start a research in a certain topic, this would be of help. I don't pretend that my research is paramount, but there are some subjects and investigations that are unique, as any truly research should be. I hope that the reader enjoys the vast amount of creativity human behavior can produce.

Security, Clans and Tribes

Security, Clans and Tribes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Lewis,Marilyn Rueschemeyer
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Offering an introduction to clanism and tribalism in the Gulf of Aden area, Dr Lewis uses these concepts to analyse security in Yemen, Somalia, Somaliland and the broader region. This historical overview of conflict in each country, and the resulting threats of piracy and terrorism, will benefit both the casual reader and student of development.

The Rule of the Clan

The Rule of the Clan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark S. Weiner
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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A revealing look at the role kin-based societies have played throughout history and around the world A lively, wide-ranging meditation on human development that offers surprising lessons for the future of modern individualism, The Rule of the Clan examines the constitutional principles and cultural institutions of kin-based societies, from medieval Iceland to modern Pakistan. Mark S. Weiner, an expert in constitutional law and legal history, shows us that true individual freedom depends on the existence of a robust state dedicated to the public interest. In the absence of a healthy state, he explains, humans naturally tend to create legal structures centered not on individuals but rather on extended family groups. The modern liberal state makes individualism possible by keeping this powerful drive in check—and we ignore the continuing threat to liberal values and institutions at our peril. At the same time, for modern individualism to survive, liberals must also acknowledge the profound social and psychological benefits the rule of the clan provides and recognize the loss humanity sustains in its transition to modernity. Masterfully argued and filled with rich historical detail, Weiner's investigation speaks both to modern liberal societies and to developing nations riven by "clannism," including Muslim societies in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Understanding Ethnopolitical Conflict

Understanding Ethnopolitical Conflict Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. Souleimanov
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137280239
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This book critically evaluates the growing body of theoretical literature on ethnic conflict and civil war, using empirical data from three major South Caucasian conflicts, evaluating the relative strengths and weaknesses of the available methodological approaches.

Foreign Interventions in Ethnic Conflicts

Foreign Interventions in Ethnic Conflicts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Nalbandov
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317133951
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Foreign Interventions in Ethnic Conflicts by Robert Nalbandov Summary

This volume analyzes the successes and failures of foreign interventions in intrastate ethnic wars. Adding value to current research in the fields of international security and conflict resolution, it adopts the unique approach of considering successes of third party actions not by durable peace established in a target country (which is the more traditional approach) but by actual fulfilment of intervention goals and objectives, because multilateral interventions are more likely to achieve success in the pursuit of their goals than unilateral actions. Robert Nalbandov takes in-depth studies of interventions in Chad, Georgia, Somalia and Rwanda and relates them to the main theories of international security - the ethnic security dilemma and the credible commitment problem - to produce a fascinating and valuable volume.

Shakespeare and Conflict

Shakespeare and Conflict Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Dente,S. Soncini
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What has been the role played by principles, patterns and situations of conflict in the construction of Shakespeare's myth, and in its European and then global spread? The fascinatingly complex picture that emerges from this collection provides new insight into Shakespeare's unique position in world literature and culture.

A Pastoral Democracy

A Pastoral Democracy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: I. M. Lewis,Said S. Samatar
Editor: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825830847
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First published in 1961, shortly after establishment of the independent Somali Republic, the first step towards the formation of a 'Greater Somalia', brought this North-East African Muslim nation a prominence which it had not enjoyed since the British campaigns against the 'Mad Mullah' in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Somali nationalism, however, cannot be properly understood without a knowledge of the indigenous social organization. This study by a social anthropologist describes the political system of the Northern Somali nomads in their arid ecological setting, where competition for access to water and pasture, especially in the dry season, is acute and leads to frequent and often long-drawn-out feuds. In this warlike society political status depends very largely on numerical strength. Political loyalties based on kinship are organized through a form of Social Contract which distinguishes the pastoral Somali political system from otherwise similar political structures. Today this traditional organization is being challenged in areas where cultivation has recently been adopted, and in towns which are the foci of modern developments. Somali nationalism, drawing much of its strength from the unifying force of Islam, is an important factor. With the continued dedication of the majority of the population to pastoral nomadism, however, traditional clan and contractual loyalties inevitably play an important part in party politics. This analysis has proved to be of interest not only to anthropologists and Africanists, but also to students of Islamic society and of comparative political institutions.

Victims as Security Threats

Victims as Security Threats Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward Mogire
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317002253
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The refugee phenomenon is a major force in international politics. This is more so in sub-Saharan Africa where refugees are major actors in the affairs of their home and host countries. But, are refugees just victims of insecurity or also major causes of insecurity? Mogire analyses how and why refugees, victims of insecurity caused by persecution and the many incessant conflicts which continue unabated, have come to be viewed by scholars and practitioners as security threats. Using Kenya and Tanzania as empirical case studies, this volume examines the nature of this threat, its projection and responses. Moreover, it highlights how, if at all, these threats are different or similar to other security threats faced by these countries.