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dc.contributor.authorPercy, Sarahen_US
dc.contributor.authorShortland, Anjaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-09T13:12:08Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-09T13:12:08Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/49443-
dc.description.abstractThis paper argues that contrary to conventional wisdom, Somali piracy is likely to increase if Somalia's domestic stability is improved, and that naval counter-piracy efforts had limited and unpredicted effects. To make this argument we analyze the underlying factors driving piracy off the coast of Somalia and examine the effectiveness of the international naval anti-piracy mission. We show that while the navies perform well with respect to their declared aims, they failed to resolve the piracy problem through 2009: pirates were not deterred from attacking ships in the Gulf of Aden and have expanded their operations in the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. Evidence from domestic conditions in Somalia suggests that land-based approaches focusing on rebuilding state capabilities may also backfire as economic development and greater stability aid pirates. We examine the incentives of the various interest groups in the Gulf of Aden and conclude that the key players have an interest in the continuation of the piracy off Somalia, as long as violence does not escalate and ransoms remain at their current modest levels.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDIW Discussion Papers |x1033en_US
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.jelF19en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPiracyen_US
dc.subject.keywordLaw enforcementen_US
dc.subject.keywordInformal Economyen_US
dc.subject.keywordInstitution Buildingen_US
dc.subject.stwSeeräuberen_US
dc.subject.stwSchifffahrten_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalitäten_US
dc.subject.stwInformeller Sektoren_US
dc.subject.stwSomaliaen_US
dc.subject.stwInteressenpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwArabisches Meeren_US
dc.titleThe business of piracy in Somaliaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn666698406en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp1033en_US

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