The Law of the Somalis: A Stable Foundation for Economic Development in the Horn of Africa

4.3 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781569022504: The Law of the Somalis: A Stable Foundation for Economic Development in the Horn of Africa

This book details many striking features of Somali customary law. It is compensatory, for example, rather than punitive. Instead of being imprisoned or otherwise punished, law breakers are required to compensate their victims. A victim seldom fails to receive compensation, moreover, because every Somali is insured by near kin against his or her liabilities under the law. Being based on custom, Somali law has no need of legislation or legislators, hence is happily free of political influences. Even so, the author points out areas in the law that are in need of change. These do not require legislation, however; many desirable changes, such as ending restrictions on the sale of land and enhancing the status of women, are implicit in economic development. As for the Somali political system, not only is there no need to set up a democracy, the author clearly shows why any attempt to do so must inevitably produce chaos. This book by a trained and sympathetic observer shows how, viewed in global perspective, Somali law stands with the Latin and Medieval laws and the English common law against the statutory law that originated in continental Europe with the modern nation state. It explains many seeming anomalies about present-day Somalia and describes its prospects as well as the dangers facing it. Born in Zeist, the Netherlands, in 1933, Michael van Notten graduated from Leiden University in Law and was admitted into practice in Rotterdam. He later served with a New York law firm and directed the Institution Europaeum, a Belgium-based policy research organization. In the early 1990s, he became interested in the prospect of Somalia developing in the modern world of a stateless society, and for the next twelve years, he studied Somali customary law. A keen analyst of the intricacies of clan politics, he traveled fearlessly in war-torn Somalia. He died in Nimes, France, on June 5th, 2002

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Spencer Heath MacCallum is a social anthropologist living in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, where he played a central role in the economic development of the village of Mata Ortiz, now known internationally for its fine-art pottery. He has long studied the feasibility of social organization without taxation. He is the author of THE ART OF COMMUNITY and numerous journal articles.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 24.95
US$ 30.23

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Michael Van Notten
Published by Red Sea Press,U.S., United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 156902250X ISBN 13: 9781569022504
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Red Sea Press,U.S., United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Detailing the striking features of Somali law - which is compensatory, rather than punitive - van Notten demonstrates how this legislature stands in line with the Latin and Medieval laws and English Common law. He delineates areas within Somali law that are in need of non-legislative change and shows clearly why any attempt to set up a democracy in Somalia would inevitably produce chaos. Bookseller Inventory # AAT9781569022504

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Michael Van Notten
Published by The Red Sea Press, Inc. (2007)
ISBN 10: 156902250X ISBN 13: 9781569022504
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Red Sea Press, Inc., 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition; edition. 272 pages. 8.10x5.40x0.90 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __156902250X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Michael Van Notten
Published by Red Sea Press,U.S., United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 156902250X ISBN 13: 9781569022504
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Red Sea Press,U.S., United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Detailing the striking features of Somali law - which is compensatory, rather than punitive - van Notten demonstrates how this legislature stands in line with the Latin and Medieval laws and English Common law. He delineates areas within Somali law that are in need of non-legislative change and shows clearly why any attempt to set up a democracy in Somalia would inevitably produce chaos. Bookseller Inventory # AAT9781569022504

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Michael van Notten, Spencer Heath MacCallum (Editor)
Published by The Red Sea Press, Inc. (2005)
ISBN 10: 156902250X ISBN 13: 9781569022504
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Red Sea Press, Inc., 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX156902250X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Michael van Notten
Published by The Red Sea Press, Inc. (2005)
ISBN 10: 156902250X ISBN 13: 9781569022504
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Red Sea Press, Inc., 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M156902250X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Michael van Notten
Published by The Red Sea Press, Inc. (2005)
ISBN 10: 156902250X ISBN 13: 9781569022504
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Red Sea Press, Inc., 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11156902250X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 53.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Michael van Notten
Published by The Red Sea Press, Inc. (2005)
ISBN 10: 156902250X ISBN 13: 9781569022504
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Red Sea Press, Inc., 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB156902250X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 53.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds