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Title: Foreign interference and political instability among the residents of Mogadishu, Somalia
Authors: Fatima, Abdullahi Ahmed
Keywords: Foreign interference
Political instability
Mogadishu
Somalia
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The overall purpose of this study was to establish relationship between degree of foreign interference and intensity of political instability among the residents of Mogadishu, in Somalia. To attain the major purpose of the study, five specific objectives were set and these include; to determine the profile of respondents; to determine the degree of foreign interference in Somalia; to determine the intensity of political instability in Mogadishu; to find out if there is significant difference in the level foreign interference; and the establish significant relationship between foreign interference and political instability. In the literature, different opinions, ideas and theories were analyzed and discussed to bring about a proper understanding of the study variables. Descriptive correlation design was used in this study and Slovene’s formula was used to determine a sample size of 316 respondents from 1500 research populations. Sampling was done by the use of purpose technique. Self-administered questionnaires were used as research instrument and validity and reliability of research instruments were done using Content Validity Index and pre-testing. Ethical and logistic considerations of research were also seriously considered in this research. Data was analyzed through frequencies and percentages for respondents’ profile while descriptive statistics such as mean, correlation and regression analysis were used for the study variables. Research findings portrayed that the degree of foreign interference in Somalia was generally high (mean=2.62). The level of intensity of political instability in Mogadishu was also found to be high (mean=2.63). The study found out that there is significant difference in the level of foreign interference among different countries in the affairs of Somalia (F. value of 547.667 and Sig. Value of 0.00). Lastly, a positive significant relationship between the study variables was observed at (R. value of .985, R. Square value of .970; Mean Square of 179.013; F. ratio of 146.99E7; Beta of .985; t. value of 101.283 and significant value of 0.00). In conclusion, theory of morality in international relations by Micheal Walzer was affirmed; the two hypotheses were rejected. The study findings were in agreement with the existing ones. It was recommended that the government of Somalia should look in to appropriate ways and collaborate with its African counterparts so as to reduce the level of foreign interferance in the country.
Description: In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Development Studies
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/3731
Appears in Collections:Masters of Arts Development Studies - Main and Ishaka Campus

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