Conflict Trends 2001/2

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Focus on Somalia

"On Monday, 28 May 2001, heavy mortar and gunfire broke the stillness of the night in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). The commotion began when a rebellious army unit attacked the home of President Ange-Felix Patasse. Within two days, it became clear that forces loyal to the elected government had suppressed the coup attempt. The attempted coup in the CAR holds important lessons, for both policy-makers and academics, which go far beyond a simplistic analysis that points to poor civil-military relations on the African continent."

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Contents

Editorial
Authors: Solomon, H.

Trends

Trends in the public sector

Trends in preventive action

Trends in constitutional and political development

Features

Reconstruction of a collapsed state
Authors: Adar, K.G.

Interview with prime minister Ali Khalif Galayhd

Constitution writing
Authors: Nantulya, P.

The presidency
Authors: Napier, C.; Masemola, H.

From unity to union
Authors: Bakwesegha, M.

Drawing the line
Authors: Meissner, R.