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Samatar, Abdi Ismail

Overview
Works: 21 works in 54 publications in 3 languages and 903 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD2125, 338.186773
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Most widely held works by Abdi Ismail Samatar
The state and rural transformation in Northern Somalia, 1884-1986 by Abdi Ismail Samatar( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Italian and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An African miracle : state and class leadership and colonial legacy in Botswana development by Abdi Ismail Samatar( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The African state : reconsiderations( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state, peasants and pastoralists : agrarian change and rural development in northern Somalia, 1884-1984 by Abdi Ismail Samatar( )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent reports, of the incredible loss of human life, from the famine and drought ravaged Sub-Saharan countries are a sobering reminder of the continuing and maturing crisis that has come to symbolize African underdevelopment. In spite of the fact that Somalia has not been as hard hit by the latest wave of suffering as neighbouring Ethiopia, nevertheless, the socio-political forces that undergrid the Ethiopian catastrophe are, to an extent, present in Somalia. This dissertation is a modest attempt to delineate the origin, the nature and the evolution of these forces since the imposition of colonial rule in 1884. This research shows: (a) that colonialism meant the incorporation of pastoral (and the creation of peasant) production into the colonial capitalist economy, at the sphere of circulation, without concomitant advancement of the productive forces. This process vastly changed the logic of the pre-capitalist pastoral economy from use-value oriented production to a hybrid form in which pastoralists and peasants produce both use and exchange-values. As Professor Bernstein remarked some years ago, this process (the simultaneous production of use values and commodities by the same household) laid the basis of contemporary rural poverty. (b) that the colonial state was far from being an omnipotent force contrary to the belief that it had a free hand in shaping the colonial society. (c) that the development strategy of the post-colonial state under the tutelage of the petite-bourgeoisie, underwritten by foreign aid bypassed peasant and pastoral production has failed to create alternative regenerative domestic sources of accumulation and development. The continued involvement of peasants and pastoralist in the market and the neglect of peasant/pastoral production by the development strategy underlie the persistence and the growth of rural poverty. (d) that the emerging so-called "small-farmer" approach to rural development despite its potential for increasing agricultural production will do little to alter the poverty of the vast majority of peasants and pastoralist
Civics in reconstruction : beyond IGAD and the peace dividend : a lecture by Abdi Ismail Samatar( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somali reconstruction and local initiative : Amoud University by Abdi Ismail Samatar( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership and ethnicity in the making of African state models : Botswana versus Somalia by Abdi Ismail Samatar( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destruction of State and society in Somalia: beyond the tribal convention by Abdi Ismail Samatar( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thailand at the margins : state power, uneven development, and industrial transformation by Jim Glassman( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thailand's history from the mid-19th century illustrates this process of internationalization. Successive eras of British and US hegemony forged transnational alliances which created the modern Thai state and the socio-spatial basis for Thai industrialization, while internationalization of Japanese capital in the 1980s pushed the process of proletarianization and industrial transformation further
Dib-u-dhiska bulshada rayidka ah : waa awood ka baxsam geeddi socodka nabadda : khudbaddii uu jeediyey by Abdi Ismail Samatar( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Somali and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merchant capital, international livestock trade and pastoral development in Somalia by Abdi Ismail Samatar( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The state, peasants and pastoralists by Abdi Ismail Samatar( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The material roots of the suspended African State : arguments from Somalia( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Urbanization and development strategy in Tropical Africa, 1900-1980 by Abdi Ismail Samatar( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The State, agrarian change and crisis of hegemony in Somalia( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Empty bowl : agrarian political economy at cross roads and the crisis of accumulation by Abdi Ismail Samatar( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Structural adjustment as development strategy? : Bananas, boom, and poverty in Somalia by Abdi Ismail Samatar( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethiopian federalism : autonomy versus control in the Somali region by Abdi Ismail Samatar( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa: Beware of ObamaGÇÖs Second Term by Abdi Ismail Samatar( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa: Beware of Obama's Second Term by Abdi Ismail Samatar( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Abdi Ismail Samatar

Abdi Ismail Samatar Somali-American academic

Ismail Samatar, Abdi

Ismail Samatar, Abdi 1950-

Samatar, Abdi I.

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An African miracle : state and class leadership and colonial legacy in Botswana developmentThe African state : reconsiderations