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Piracy in Somalia


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Preface and acknowledgments; Introduction: locating Somali piracy in space and discourse; 1. Global root causes and local circumstances of early piracy in Somalia; 2. From cascading troubles of Somali fisheries to the onset of predatory piracy; 3. The epic spiraling of ransom piracy; 4. Local consequences of and responses to piracy; 5. International counter-piracy as a means and an end; Conclusion: IUU fishing is back! When will piracy?; Bibliography; Index.

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Following six years of extensive fieldwork, Weldemichael examines the international causes, internal dynamics, and domestic consequences of piracy in Somalia.

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Awet Tewelde Weldemichael is Associate Professor and Queen's National Scholar in the Department of History at Queen's University, Ontario. He is also an Associate of the Indian Ocean World Center at McGill University, Montreal. He has previously worked for international organizations, and held teaching and research positions at African, European and US universities. He holds Ph.D. in History and LL.M. in Public International Law, and is the author of Third World Colonialism and Strategies of Liberation (Cambridge, 2013). He is a former refugee goatherd and currently a stateless person.

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