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Why South Sudan’s problems stem from the abuse of sovereignty: The case for co-governance

Makinda, S. (2017) Why South Sudan’s problems stem from the abuse of sovereignty: The case for co-governance. Australasian Review of African Studies, 38 (1). pp. 8-28.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.22160/22035184/ARAS-2017-38-1/8...
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Abstract

The continuing political crisis in South Sudan has been explained almost exclusively in terms of internal power dynamics. This article goes beyond the domestic focus and examines the manner in which the imbroglio has exposed weaknesses in South Sudan's sovereign statehood. It argues that it was the failure to uphold empirical and popular sovereignty that, in part, precipitated the problem. Therefore, it suggests that a resolution ought to involve a re-examination of the relationship between popular, empirical and juridical sovereignty. This article posits that a renegotiation of South Sudan's sovereignty, involving co-governance, would deliver good governance, strengthen economic management, facilitate state-building, and enhance regional security.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School Of Business and Governance
Publisher: African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific
Copyright: © 2017 African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/40848
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