Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Federalism in the History of South Sudanese Political Thought

The Rift Valley Institute published in 2014 a paper titled "Federalism in the History of South Sudanese Political Thought" by Douglas Johnson.  He points out that federalism has a long pedigree in Sudanese political history, signifying different things at different times.  The paper explains how the idea evolved in the colonial era as part of the southern search for political identity.  He discusses attitudes towards federalism and the ways it was presented from before Sudan's independence in 1956, up to South Sudan's independence today.

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