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War and politics in Sudan : cultural identities and the challenges of the peace process /
Justin D. Leach.
imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, c2013.
description
xiii, 268 p. : map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1780762275 (hbk.), 9781780762272 (hbk.)
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imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, c2013.
isbn
1780762275 (hbk.)
9781780762272 (hbk.)
abstract
The post-colonial history of Sudan has been characterised by two Civil Wars spanning almost two decades each: the first from 1955-1972 and the second from 1983-2005. This book offers a revisionist comparative analysis of these Sudanese Civil Wars, disputing the notion that the 1972 Addis Abba Agreement was a prelude to renewed conflict in 1983.
catalogue key
8737059
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [252]-261) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Francis M. Deng, Former Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and the Director of the Sudan Peace Support Project at the United States Institute of Peace
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
The post-colonial history of Sudan has been characterised by two Civil Wars spanning almost two decades each: the first from 1955-1972 and the second from 1983-2005. This book offers a revisionist comparative analysis of these Sudanese Civil Wars, disputing the notion that the 1972 Addis Abba Agreement was a prelude to renewed conflict in 1983.
Main Description
On 9 July 2011, South Sudan became an independent state after more than half a century of civil conflict wrought with human rights abuse. The post-colonial history of Sudan has been characterised by two Civil Wars spanning almost two decades each: the first from 1955-1972 and the second from 1983-2005. With questions of national and regional identity at the heart of both conflicts, the Sudanese Civil Wars have highlighted the key issues faced by post-colonial countries. War and Politics in Sudan offers, for the first time, a revisionist comparative analysis of these Sudanese Civil Wars, disputing the popular notion that the 1972 Addis Ababa Agreement was simply a prelude to renewed conflict in 1983 and the eventual coup led by Omar al-Bashir and Hassan al-Turabi in 1989.
Main Description
'War and Politics in Sudan is a uniquely remarkable book, insightful, theoretically well grounded and intellectually stimulating. As the Peace Agreements (1972 and 2005) attest, the complexities of Sudan's multiple and interconnected conflicts are due to the ambiguities of the country's identity configuration which cannot be easily resolved by unionist or separatist models. Justin Leach has produced a book that will remain an indispensable resource for many years to come.' Book jacket.
Main Description
On July 9, 2011, South Sudan became an independent state after more than half a century of civil conflict wrought with human rights abuse. The post-colonial history of Sudan has been characterized by two Civil Wars spanning almost two decades each: the first from 1955-1972 and the second from 1983-2005. With questions of national and regional identity at the heart of both conflicts, the Sudanese Civil Wars have highlighted the key issues faced by post-colonial countries. War and Politics in the Sudan offers, for the first time, a revisionist comparative analysis of these Sudanese Civil Wars, disputing the popular notion that the 1972 Addis Ababa Agreement was simply a prelude to renewed conflict in 1983 and the eventual coup led by Omar al-Bashir and Hassan al-Turabi in 1989. In addition, Justin Leach posits that Sudan's size and diversity precludes the application of traditional theories of conflict resolution, questioning current approaches to the conflict's legacy. In this timelyanalysis of a region long beset by civil war, Leach outlines challenges to the Sudanese nationalist project, focusing on the strength of southern regional identities as well as the aims of northern political Islamists and potential problems for the new nation of South Sudan.
Main Description
On July 9, 2011, South Sudan became an independent state after more than half a century of civil conflict wrought with human rights abuse. The post-colonial history of Sudan has been characterized by two Civil Wars spanning almost two decades each: the first from 1955-1972 and the second from 1983-2005. With questions of national and regional identity at the heart of both conflicts, the Sudanese Civil Wars have highlighted the key issues faced by post-colonial countries. War and Politics in the Sudan offers, for the first time, a revisionist comparative analysis of these Sudanese Civil Wars, disputing the popular notion that the 1972 Addis Ababa Agreement was simply a prelude to renewed conflict in 1983 and the eventual coup led by Omar al-Bashir and Hassan al-Turabi in 1989. In addition, Justin Leach posits that Sudan's size and diversity precludes the application of traditional theories of conflict resolution, questioning current approaches to the conflict's legacy. In this timely analysis of a region long beset by civil war, Leach outlines challenges to the Sudanese nationalist project, focusing on the strength of southern regional identities as well as the aims of northern political Islamists and potential problems for the new nation of South Sudan.
Table of Contents
Map of Sudanp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
The Origins of Nationalismp. 7
The Pillars of National Identityp. 36
Cultural Grievances Addressed at the Peace Tablep. 60
Patronage, State Dynamics, and Conflict Resolutionp. 93
Security, Resources, and Developmentp. 136
International Influence in the Agreementsp. 175
Conclusionp. 215
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. 228
Notesp. 229
Bibliographyp. 252
Indexp. 262
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