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Sudan’s political marketplace in 2021: public and political finance, the Juba agreement and contests

Gallopin, Jean-Baptiste, Thomas, Eddie, Detzner, Sarah and De Waal, Alex (2021) Sudan’s political marketplace in 2021: public and political finance, the Juba agreement and contests. . Conflict Research Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper examines the continuities and changes in Sudan’s political economy and political marketplace in the two years since the popular uprising that overthrew the regime of former president Omar alBashir, and the subsequent formation of a military-civilian transitional government. The government of Sovereignty Council Chairman Abd al-Fattah al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has the stated goals (among others) of transitioning to full civilian government, achieving peace with armed groups, and stabilizing and reforming the economy. Progress has been achieved on all these fronts. Nonetheless, key aspects of Sudan’s political economy remain unchanged, especially underlying hyper-exploitation of labour and natural resources, a prominent role for businesses associated with the leaders of the security sector, and peace agreements incentivized by promises of material rewards provided through governmental office. Transactional politics continue to trump institutional and civic politics, making it harder to reform these aspects of an inequitable and predatory economy.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Conflict and Civil Society
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2021 09:48
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2021 00:07

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