Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : James Currey, 2010.
Book — xvi, 293 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
After a long process of peace negotiations the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed on 9 January 2005 between the Government of Sudan (GOS) and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). The CPA raised initial hopes that it would be the foundation block for lasting peace in Sudan. This book compiles scholarly analyses of the implementation of the power sharing agreement of the CPA, of ongoing conflicts with particular respect to land issues, of the challenges of the reintegration of internally displaced people and refugees, and of the repercussions of the CPA in other regions of Sudan as well as in neighbouring countries. Elke Grawert is Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Intercultural & International Studies (InIIS), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of tables, maps and figures; Acronyms and abbreviations; Foreword; Executive summary; Introduction; I. Dispersed violence in the process of forging two nations; Sudan after South Sudan's independence:Breaking up or holding together; The changing nature of political activism in Sudan: Womenand youth 'activists' as catalysts in civil society; 'Negotiating change': Discourses, politics, and practices ofSerau Village Youth Center in Omdurman, Sudan.
Post-referendum South Sudan: Political drivers of violence andthe challenge of democratic nation-buildingII. Contested resources: Common practices, means of exclusion; Gold mining concessions in Sudan's written laws, and practices of gold extractionin the Nuba Mountains; Negotiations of power and responsibilities in Khartoum's shantytowns; New forms of exclusion in Torit: Contestation over urban land; III. Co-opted, side-lined, appropriated-or constructive?International assistance in Sudan and South Sudan; The co-option of humanitarian assistance in Darfur.
How can development cooperation contribute to peaceful conflictresolution in South Sudan?Post-war governance and the impact of international aid in South Sudan; The challenge of increasing the security of the people in South Sudan; IV. Sudan and South Sudan: Aspects of interdependence; Is peace not for everyone?; South Sudan in volatilities of sharing the Nile basin resources; Sudan and South Sudan in the East African Community: An option?; Glossary; Notes on the contributors; Back cover.
Most of the papers in this book were presented during the 9th International South Sudan and Sudan Studies Conference of the Sudan Studies Association USA and the Sudan Studies Society UK. 150 scholars from numerous academic disciplines, experts in conflict transformation and development, staff of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), former and current senior officers from ministries and military institutions from Sudan, South Sudan, and seventeen further countries participated in the conference. They engaged in vivid discussions on historical and recent cleavages in the societies of Sudan an.