South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence

South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence

by Matthew Arnold, Matthew LeRiche

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ISBN-13: 9780199333400
Publisher: An Oxford University Press Publication
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Matthew Arnold is an academic and aid worker specialising in post-conflict reconstruction and the co-author of Militias and the Challenges of Post-Conflict Peace. Matthew LeRiche has a PhD from King's College London and has been living and working in South Sudan and the region since 2004. He is currently a Fellow in Managing Humanitarianism at the LSE.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Abstract ix

Introduction: From Southern Sudan to South Sudan 1

Contested identities and near perpetual war 3

The origins of ?Southern Sudan' 7

Transforming Southern Sudan into South Sudan 16

The purposes of the book 20

1 The Southern Sudan Question: Unity or Separation? 23

Section 1 The First Civil War: Anya-Nya secessionism ends in unity 24

Section 2 The Second Civil War: the SPLA's revolution ends in secession 31

Section 3 Domineering personalities and conflicted collaboration 40

Conclusion: New Sudan dies; South Sudan is born 55

2 The golden years of revolution: 1983-1991 57

Section 1 The SPLA emerges as the dominant Southern force 58

Section 2 The SPLA advances, Khartoum turns to Southern proxies 67

Section 3 The 1991 watershed 77

Conclusion: When golden is relative 86

3 Years of darkness, serious struggle, negotiations: 1991-2005 89

Section 1 The dark years of revolution 90

Section 2 The SPLA/M's serious struggle to regain the initiative 97

Section 3 Negotiating the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) 105

Conclusion: And now the hard part 113

4 Giving Unity a Chance: The CPA's Interim Period, 2005-2011 115

Section 1 The implications of Garang's death for the CPA process 116

Section 2 Relative accommodation and perseverance for the referendum 120

Section 3 What happened to the Second Republic of New Sudan? 132

Conclusion: Persistence pays off 138

5 Defining the Republic of South Sudan 141

Section 1 From region to state-laying the foundations of sovereign governance 143

Section 2 Keeping it together; confronting the revival of Other Armed Groups 157

Section 3 The economic situation at independence and development 165

Conclusion 184

6 The Parameters of South Sudan's Foreign Policy 187

Section 1 The Two Sudans-South Sudan's relations with Sudan 188

Section 2 South Sudan's relations with regional neighbours 202

Section 3 South Sudan's relations with the major powers 206

Conclusion 211

7 The Meaning of Liberation in South Sudan 213

Section 1 Who owns South Sudan's liberation? 215

Section 2 What is South Sudanese nationalism? 226

Section 3 The need for South-South reconciliation 233

Conclusion: The long walk to freedom 238

Notes 241

Index 301

What People are Saying About This

David Keen

Why did Sudan's first civil war, which aimed at secession, result in a form of semi-autonomy, and why did the second civil war -- fought in the name of national revolution -- end in secession? How was such a firmly entrenched (and profitable) civil war finally brought to an end, and what are the implications of Sudan's history of conflict for the future of Sudan's newest state? This fascinating study draws on in-depth knowledge and privileged access to southern rebels to provide a cogent analysis of these questions. An excellent book that should be widely read.

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