The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars: Peace or Truce [NOOK Book]

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Sudan's post-independence history has been dominated by political and civil strife. Most commentators have attributed the country's recurring civil war either to an age-old racial divide between Arabs and Africans, or to recent colonially constructed inequalities. This book attempts a more complex analysis, briefly examining the historical, political, economic and social factors which have contributed to periodic outbreaks of violence between the state and its peripheries. In tracing historical continuities, it ...
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The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars: Peace or Truce

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Overview

Sudan's post-independence history has been dominated by political and civil strife. Most commentators have attributed the country's recurring civil war either to an age-old racial divide between Arabs and Africans, or to recent colonially constructed inequalities. This book attempts a more complex analysis, briefly examining the historical, political, economic and social factors which have contributed to periodic outbreaks of violence between the state and its peripheries. In tracing historical continuities, it outlines the essential differences between the modern Sudan's first civil war in the 1960s and the current war. It also looks at the series of minor civil wars generated by, and contained within, the major conflict, as well as the regional and international factors - including humanitarian aid - which have exacerbated civil violence. This introduction is aimed at students of North-East Africa, and of conflict and ethnicity. It should be useful for people in aid and international organizations who need a straightforward analytical survey which will help them assess the prospects for a lasting peace in Sudan. Douglas H. Johnson is an independent scholar and former international expert on the Abyei Boundaries Commission. Uganda: Fountain Publishers
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782041726
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd
  • Publication date: 4/18/2013
  • Series: African Issues
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 571,323
  • File size: 926 KB

Table of Contents

Abbreviations & Acronyms vii

Preface to Revised Edition ix

1 The Historical Structure of North-South Relations 1

2 British Overrule 1899-1947 9

3 Nationalism, Independence & the First Civil War 1942-72 22

4 The Addis Ababa Agreement & the Regional Governments 1972-83 39

5 The Beginnings of the Second Civil War 1983-85 59

Interlude

6 The Momentum of Liberation 1986-91 79

7 The SPLA Split Surviving Factionalism 91

8 The Segmentation of SPLA-United & the Nuer Civil War 111

9 Multiple Civil Wars 127

10 The War Economy & the Politics of Relief 143

11 Comprehensive Peace or Temporary Truce? 167

Bibliographic Essay 181

Appendix: Chronology of Events 195

Index 225

List of Maps

1 The Sudan in 1983 xx

2 The Sudan of 2002 74

3 The Sudan in 2011 78

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