Prospects for Sustainable Peace and Post-Conflict Economic Growth in the Sudan

  • Ali Abdel Gadir Ali
  • Ibrahim A. Elbadawi
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Abstract

The Sudan is defined by conflict, having suffered more than thirty-seven years of civil war since independence in 1956, interrupted only by an uneasy peace from 1972 to 1983. Historical, social and geographical factors have all contributed to the nature and duration of the conflict. Socially diverse, Sudan is characterized by the religious and cultural dominance of the Arab and Arabized Muslim majority from the north of the country. Ali, Elbadawi and El-Batahani (2002) argue that this divide was further polarized by colonial policy insulating the south from the north, pending its proposed integration into East Africa. This policy was reversed less than ten years before independence, and at the time of writing, remains marginalized from the political, economic and social developments of the north.

Keywords

Economic Crisis Petroleum Income Malaysia Egypt 

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  • Ali Abdel Gadir Ali
  • Ibrahim A. Elbadawi

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