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South Sudan From Revolution to Independence

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ISBN-10: 0199333408

ISBN-13: 9780199333400

Edition: 2013

Authors: Matthew Arnold, Matthew LeRiche

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In July 2011 the Republic of South Sudan achieved independence, concluding what had been Africa's longest running civil war. The process leading to independence was driven by the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement, a primarily Southern rebel force and political movement intent on bringing about the reformed unity of the whole Sudan. Through the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005, a six year peace process unfolded in the form of an interim period premised upon 'making unity attractive' for the Sudan. A failed exercise, it culminated in an almost unanimous vote for independence by Southerners in a referendum held in January 2011. Violence has continued since, and a daunting possibility for…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.40" wide x 5.50" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction: From Southern Sudan to South Sudan
Contested identities and near perpetual war
The origins of 'Southern Sudan'
Transforming Southern Sudan into South Sudan
The purposes of the book
The Southern Sudan Question: Unity or Separation?
The First Civil War: Anya-Nya secessionism ends in unity
The Second Civil War: the SPLA's revolution ends in secession
Domineering personalities and conflicted collaboration
Conclusion: New Sudan dies; South Sudan is born
The golden years of revolution: 1983-1991
The SPLA emerges as the dominant Southern force
The SPLA advances, Khartoum turns to Southern proxies
The 1991 watershed
Conclusion: When golden is relative
Years of darkness, serious struggle, negotiations: 1991-2005
The dark years of revolution
The SPLA/M's serious struggle to regain the initiative
Negotiating the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)
Conclusion: And now the hard part
Giving Unity a Chance: The CPA's Interim Period, 2005-2011
The implications of Garang's death for the CPA process
Relative accommodation and perseverance for the referendum
What happened to the Second Republic of New Sudan?
Conclusion: Persistence pays off
Defining the Republic of South Sudan
From region to state-laying the foundations of sovereign governance
Keeping it together; confronting the revival of Other Armed Groups
The economic situation at independence and development
The Parameters of South Sudan's Foreign Policy
The Two Sudans-South Sudan's relations with Sudan
South Sudan's relations with regional neighbours
South Sudan's relations with the major powers
The Meaning of Liberation in South Sudan
Who owns South Sudan's liberation?
What is South Sudanese nationalism?
The need for South-South reconciliation
Conclusion: The long walk to freedom