XWe have detected your location as outside the U.S/Canada, if you think this is wrong, you can choose your location.

Palgrave Macmillan

Sudan Divided

Continuing Conflict in a Contested State

ISBN 9781137338235
Publication Date October 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

The secession of South Sudan in July 2011 took place against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, spurring hopes of a "new beginning" that might lead to a more just, democratic Sudan. Nonetheless, the years following secession have witnessed new wars, growing unrest, and renewed calls for the removal of the Islamist regime in Khartoum. This book examines how the Islamist project has shaped developments in Sudan, with a particular focus on how divisive policies at the local and regional levels have created growing regional subcultures of ethnic violence and fragmentation - as well as renewed struggles to fight continued marginalization.

Gunnar M. Sørbø is Senior Researcher and former Director (1994-2010) of the Chr Michesen Institute (CMI), Norway. Before joining CMI, he was i.a. Chair of the Department of Social Anthropology and Director of the Center for Development Studies, University of Bergen. A social anthropologist by profession, Sørbø has been involved in collaborative research and capacity building programs with Sudanese universities for more than 40 years.
Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Khartoum, Professor in Development Studies at Ahfad University for Women, and affiliated Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway. His previous appointments include being Director of the Economic and Social Research Council in Sudan (1976- 1977), Dean at the Juba University, South Sudan (1977- 1978), Director of the Development Studies and Research Centre at the University of Khartoum, and Executive Secretary of OSSREA - the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (1992-2002).

1. Sudan's Durable Disorder; Gunnar M. Sørbø and Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed
2. The Post-Secession State in Sudan: Building Coalitions or Deepening Conflicts?; Atta El-Battahani
3. Islamism and the Sudanese State after Darfur: Soft State, Failed State, or 'Black Hole State'?; Abdelwahab El-Affendi
4. The National Congress Party and the 'Second Republic': Internal Dynamics and Political Hegemony; Einas Ahmed
5. Sudan after the South's Secession: Issues of Identity; Peter Woodward
6. Oil and Politics in Sudan; Alsir Sidahmed
7. Changing Dynamics in the Borderlands: Emergence of a Third Sudan?; Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed
8. Six Years after the Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement: An Assessment; Munzoul Assal
9. Darfur after Doha; Jérôme Tubiana
10. Conflict and Nation Building: Lessons for Darfur from South Sudan; M. A. Mohamed Salih
11. Back to War in Sudan: Flawed Peace Agreement, Failed Political Will; Guma Kunda Komey
12. Shifting Loyalties and Ethnic Violence: The Case of the Fulbe in Southern Blue Nile; Elhadi Ibrahim Osman

Abdelwahab El-Affendi, University of Westminster, USA

Atta El-Battahani, University of Khartoum, Sudan

Einas Ahmed, Centre d'Études et de Documentation Économiques, Juridiques, et Sociales (CEDEJ), Sudan

Peter Woodward, University of Reading, UK

Alsir Sidahmed, freelance journalist and media consultant

Jérôme Tubiana, freelance consultant

Munzoul Assal, University of Khartoum, Sudan

Guma Kunda Komey, University of Bahri, Sudan

Elhadi Ibrahim Osman, University of Khartoum, Sudan

Musa Adam Abdul-Jalil, University of Khartoum, Sudan

M. A. Mohamed Salih, University of Leiden, The Netherlands


to come
Add a review

Related titles