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By Abdel Salam Sidahmed, Alsir Sidahmed

© 2005 – Routledge

208 pages

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Stretching between the savannah and the equator, Sudan is a microcosm of Africa, with one leg in the Arab world and the other in Africa. Sudan's development, however, has failed to address the differences within the country between its diverse ethnic communities. This has resulted in political instability and a lack of national consensus, ultimately leading to long-term civil war.

This useful book provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Sudan, outlining the evolution of the state with emphasis on its post-independence experience. It includes chapters on the history, politics, society, international relations and economy of the country.

Table of Contents

1. State Formation 2. Complex Politics of a Post-Colonial State 3. Foreign Relations: Complex Geopolitics and Domestic Instability 4. The Economy 5. State and Society 6. Conclusion

About the Authors

Abdel Salam Sidahmed is Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Durham.

Alsir Sidahmed is a freelance journalist.

About the Series

The Contemporary Middle East

The Contemporary Middle East Series provides the first systematic attempt at studying the key actors of the dynamic, complex and strategically important MENA region, employing an innovative common format which in each case study provides an easily-digestible analysis of the origins of the state, its contemporary politics, economics and international relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies