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Distribution of Powers and Responsibilities in a Federal System of Somalia,Prospect and Options.

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dc.contributor.advisor Ayitnew, Zemelak (Associate professor)
dc.contributor.author Mohamud Egal, Shafii
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-12T09:47:26Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-12T09:47:26Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01
dc.description.abstract Somalia, tried out many systems of governance since independence, the British model of a parliamentary system, democratic republic of Somalia, authoritarian regime system, Scientific Socialist and finally, the country has moved toward a federal system. Federalism become emerging as viable political system to bring a semblance of reconciliation, inclusive governance, power sharing and peace in Somalia. Since the adoption of provisional constitution in Somalia 2012 built on three primary objectives:(1) to unite the republic: (2)to lend legitimacy to future political leadership and (3) to introduce good governance that are representative, responsive and accountable to the people. But, simply provides a space of the federal system and many of the elements are yet to be filled including the division of powers and functions between federal member state and federal government, division of taxes. There are different proposals regarding how best to divide powers between federal and federal member states in Somalia. The federal government has its own proposal and FMS have also their own view on the matter. The main purpose of the study is to evaluate the proposals of both the federal government and FMS to redesign in light of established federal principles, the appropriateness divisions of powers and the experience of other federations. The design and research approach are exclusively based on extensive review of relevant literature. It will also make comparative analysis based on the key findings of case studies of five countries and the outlook of the relationship between Somalia and other federal system countries. The three guiding questions guided in both the case studies and discussion of the findings and in drawing conclusions and recommendations. to examine how competences are divided in federal systems with a view to gathering lesson regarding how best to divide in federal systems, and what factors are considered when dividing power based on the experiences of federal countries, what competences are exercised by federation and what are left for states and which competences should go to federal. Recommendation will be my own proposal based on analysis of how best is the power divide and alternative option for improving the competing proposals between FG and FMS, within consider this context of the Somali political culture, history and social cleavages. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Federalism, Constitutions, division of power, political culture, history, self rule en_US
dc.title Distribution of Powers and Responsibilities in a Federal System of Somalia,Prospect and Options. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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