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Author Badiey, Naseem.

Title The state of post-conflict reconstruction : land, urban development and state-building in Juba, Southern Sudan / Naseem Badiey.

Published Woodbridge : James Curry, an imprint of Boydell & Brewer, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (226 pages).
Series Eastern Africa Series
Eastern African studies (London, England)
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-200) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. The Momentum of History -- 2. 'Rebels' and 'Collaborators': Integration and Reconciliation -- 3. 'Land Belongs to the Community': Competing Interpretations of the CPA -- 4. The Unseeing State: Corruption, Evasion, and other Responses to Urban Planning -- 5. Local Land Disputes: Informality, Autochthony, and Competing Ideas of Citizenship.
Summary Naseem Badiey examines the local dynamics of the emerging capital city of Juba, Southern Sudan, during the historically pivotal transformation period following the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). She challenges the dominant paradigm of 'post-conflict reconstruction' and re-conceptualizes state-building as a social process underpinned by negotiation. Focusing on the intersections of land tenure reform and urban development, Naseem Badiey explores local resistance to reconstruction programmes, debates over the interpretation of peace settlements, and competing claims to land and resources not as problems to be solved through interventions but as negotiations of authority which are fundamental to shaping the character of the 'state'. While donors and aid agency officials anticipated clashes between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) following the CPA, they did not foresee internal divisions that impeded reconstruction in Southern Sudan, raising serious questions about the viability of an independent state. In Juba local elites interpreted the CPA in line with their economic and political interests, using claims to land, authority and political power to challenge the SPLM's agenda for urban reconstruction. In revealing how local actors strategically interpreted the framework of land rights in Southern Sudan, the book offers a basis for understanding the challenges that confront the nascent South Sudan's state-builders and their international partners in the future. NASEEM BADIEY is Assistant Professor of International Development and Humanitarian Action at California State University Monterey Bay.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Postwar reconstruction -- South Sudan -- Juba.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781782043034 (electronic bk.)
1782043039 (electronic bk.)