AT THE SOURCES OF CONFLICT IN CONTEMPORARY SUDAN: THE LEGACY OF COLONIAL EDUCATION POLICY IN THE SOUTH

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AT THE SOURCES OF CONFLICT IN CONTEMPORARY SUDAN: THE LEGACY OF COLONIAL EDUCATION POLICY IN THE SOUTH

Type: Master thesis
Title: AT THE SOURCES OF CONFLICT IN CONTEMPORARY SUDAN: THE LEGACY OF COLONIAL EDUCATION POLICY IN THE SOUTH
Author: van Meurs, T.J.
Issue Date: 2018-04-15
Keywords: colonialism
colonial education
South Sudan
Anglo-Egyptian condominium
Mamdani
colonial legacy
post-colonial conflict
dual system of government
bifurcated state
citizen and subject
customary law
Abstract: This paper will question to what extent educational policy during British indirect rule shaped the socio-political identity of post-colonial southern Sudan and how it articulates with internal and external post-colonial dynamics in the context of the 2011 secession. It focuses on educational policies because of its instrumental importance in creating the agencies for the British indirect rule, which is therefore valuable to examine if one wants to understand the impact of indirect rule on post-colonial societies. This paper will argue that it was the colonial legacy of indirect rule -embodied in the ‘Southern Policy’ - that shaped the socio-political landscape of post-colonial southern Sudan, which led to a decades long struggle of resistance and self-determination towards the assimilation politics of the Arab dominated government in Khartoum. And, that it was in the post-9/11 era that the internal and external dynamics coincided and allowed southern Sudan to vote for its independence.
Supervisor: Belucci, S
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Relations (Master)
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/61922
 

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