They are from within us: CVE brokerage in South central Somalia
|They are from within us: CVE brokerage in South central Somalia|
Global militarism; Violent extremism; De-radicalisation; Somalia; Al-Shabaab
This article explores how societal actors in Somalia take part in a transnational politics of countering/preventing violent extremism (CVE/PVE) through a political sociological approach to militarization. We argue that the transnational politics of CVE represents an extension of global militarism by some states, institutions, donors and brokers. CVE works to adapt global militarism and to reconfigure the global-local relationships that sustain it. We explore the roles and influence of local ‘CVE brokers’ in de-radicalisation efforts in South-central Somalia. They inadvertently merge the counter-terrorism approach to Somali people, values and territory with nonmilitary means.