Collective Action, and the Problems of Short-Term Government of Somalia


Since the end of the Said Barre era in Somalia, the country has been in constant political chaos. Among causes of the problems is a draft constitution with ambiguities in its clauses, power struggle between different political and clan leaders, lack of good leadership to steer the country forward and foreign intervention that at most times leads to problems within the government. Given these problems, the country has been operating in a short-term mode. Some of the problems the short-term government faces are high insecurity mainly because of terrorism, corruption fueled by non-accountability, lack of trust amongst the leaders and politicians and an economic recession. At the center of these problems are the President and the Prime Minister. The paper applies the game theory of collective action to solve the problem between “the President” and “the Prime Minister”.

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Ali Mohamed, A. and Yang, L. (2015) Collective Action, and the Problems of Short-Term Government of Somalia. Open Journal of Leadership, 4, 67-72. doi: 10.4236/ojl.2015.43007.

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