This dissertation examines the reasons behind the rise and fall of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) in Somalia. The UIC was born out of the chaos of the Warlord Era in Southern Somalia from within the fabric of Somali Society. The peace and stability that the UIC brought to the region had not been seen since before the fall of Said Barre's regime. However, the rapid martial expansion of the UIC and the perceived threat caused by their success resulted in Ethiopia invading Somalia thereby destroying the UIC and spawning the al-Shabaab movement. .
|Advisor:||Habib, Khalil M.|
|Commitee:||Bradizza, Luigi, Owens, Mackubin|
|School:||Salve Regina University|
|School Location:||United States -- Rhode Island|
|Source:||DAI-A 77/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Religion, Islamic Studies, Peace Studies, Military studies|
|Keywords:||Ethiopia, Shar'ia, Somalia, Union of Islamic Courts, al-Shabaab|
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