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Unequal Representation of Regional Units in the Institutions of Central Government: the Case of two Federal Countries (Sudan and South Sudan)

Unequal Representation of Regional Units in the Institutions of Central Government: the Case of two Federal Countries (Sudan and South Sudan)

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dc.contributor.author Mushieka, Hassan H.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-17T08:49:00Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-17T08:49:00Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/27632
dc.description.abstract Federalism enables for the promotion of good in governance and citizen participation of the people in government. Since implementing federalism, Sudan (1994) and South Sudan (after declared a Republic in July 2011) both countries have started the process of transferring more power and resources to sub-national governments. Sudan started with federal system but financial moved on to a decentralized system in 2005. The three levels of government in Sudan allow people to participate with different degrees at the various government levels regionally and locally. But, neither of the two federal Governments is yet able to respond to the basic services and to address development issues faced at regional units. South Sudan has faced implementing a suitable federal constitutional arrangement for the country if lasting peace were prevail. Both in Sudan and South Sudan, there are unequal national representations of regional units in the central government. This paper attempts to untangle some of the problems relevant to Sudan and South Sudan as two semi- federal countries in Africa, and to explore the implications of federal arrangements, particularly participatory instruments for designing public policy. The core question of this paper is why representation of regional units in the institutions of central government in Sudan and South Sudan are not sufficiently fair and equal. The objectives of this paper are to understand the federal mechanism in each of Sudan and South Sudan, and the weakness of linkages between structures and participation of regional units in federal government. It further examines the politics of representation in federal -states - local governments. The paper assumes that there are many reasons behind unequal representations of regional units in central institutions of both countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Khartoum en_US
dc.subject Federalism; States; Unequal Representation; Sudan; South Sudan en_US
dc.title Unequal Representation of Regional Units in the Institutions of Central Government: the Case of two Federal Countries (Sudan and South Sudan) en_US
dc.type Publication en_US

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