The Reasons for Underdevelopment

The Case of Decolonisation in Somaliland

  • Donatella┬áStrangio

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Donatella Strangio
    Pages 39-74
  3. Donatella Strangio
    Pages 75-100
  4. Donatella Strangio
    Pages 101-120
  5. Donatella Strangio
    Pages 121-125
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 127-139

About this book


The history of Italian colonial affairs has recently attracted renewed interest from historians and economists. It is a complex and involved question. Over the last few years, though perhaps slightly later than the more mature historiography of other European countries, the work of some important scholars has opened up new fields of investigation and research. Recent studies have tried to analyse in greater depth the working mechanisms of the colonial system, broadening the field of investigation also to the perspective of African countries and the political-economic equilibriums of the second half of the 20th century. This study fits into this area of research and analyses crucial aspects of the decolonisation of Somalia, the history of the presence of Italian banking in Somaliland; relations between Italian and Somali institutions; Italian political-monetary policies during the reconstruction and the first economic boom.


Decolonisation Development History Somaliland Underdevelopment

Authors and affiliations

  • Donatella┬áStrangio
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics, Department of Methods and Economics,Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2777-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2778-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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