Abdi Ismail Samatar
|Region of Interest|
|Primary Country of Residence|
United States of America
University of Minnesota
Department of Geography, Environment & Society
|Countries of Specialization|
Somalia : Ethiopia ; Botswana ; Horn of Africa region ; Eastern Africa ; Southern Africa
Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1985 ; MCRP: Urban/Regional Planning, Iowa State University, 1981 ; A.B.: University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, 1979.
Relationship between democracy and development in the Third World in general and Africa in particular; links between democratic leadership, public institutions, and development in East and South Africa; Islam, social capital and ethnicity in the Horn of Africa; and environment and development more generally.
See also: https://cla.umn.edu/about/directory/profile/samat001
Geography of the Islamic World ; Southern Africa: Beyond Apartheid ; Environment and Development in the Third World ;
-- Africa's First Democrats: Somalia's Aden A. Osman & Abdirazak H. Hussen. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2016.
-- The African State: Reconsiderations. (co-editor with Ahmed Samatar) Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2002.
Selected recent journal articles:
-- "Africa: Beware of Obama's second term." African Studies Review, 56:2 (2013): 179-183.
-- "The Dialectics of Piracy in Somalia: the Poor versus the Rich." Third World Quarterly, December 2010.
-- "Faithless Power as Fraticide: Is there an Alternative in Somalia?" Bidhaan: International Journal of Somali Studies, 9 (2009): 63-81.
Somalia ; Ethiopia ; Botswana ; geography ; development