The Impacts of the Social Infrastructure on the Sudanese Civil Society Institutions: Case Study of Khartoum

Conflict Studies Journal, Vol. 5, Issue 67, July 01, 2011

29 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2011 Last revised: 25 Jul 2011

See all articles by Issam A.W. Mohamed

Issam A.W. Mohamed

Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics

Mohamed A. Osman

Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics

Date Written: June 1, 2011

Abstract

Contemporary Sudanese society endures many hardships which are manifested in economic retraction, inflation, recession and stagflation. However, social conflicts are also manifested in simple man's daily complaints to open rebellions. Most academicians agree on one point, that the society endures abnormal conditions. The current paper aims delves into a historical context of civil society as a concept in general which originated in the west. Next it displays differences between it and the Sudan supposing that there is unique experience appropriate to the Sudanese state of affairs. Therefore that possibility of creating an appropriate term that fully describes the social structures as well as settling the dispute resulting from the use of the term civil society. The study adopts the analytical historical comparative approach to reach its goal to describe the colonial period and the creation of Sudanese elite that affected the genesis of totalitarianism and subsequent civil disturbances. The study concluded that, the use of the term civil society in its western context has led to cognitive and methodological defect which has not been given the chance and time to mature in the country because of a series of coup de etat and totalitarian regimes.

Note: Downloadable document is in Arabic.

Keywords: Sudan, Social Structure, Endurance, Civil Society, Civic Institutions, Elitism, Rebellions, Conflicts

JEL Classification: A00, A1, A10, A11, D7, D70, D71, D72, D73, D74, D78, D79, E00, E10

Suggested Citation

Mohamed, Issam A.W. and Osman, Mohamed A., The Impacts of the Social Infrastructure on the Sudanese Civil Society Institutions: Case Study of Khartoum (June 1, 2011). Conflict Studies Journal, Vol. 5, Issue 67, July 01, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1856613

Issam A.W. Mohamed (Contact Author)

Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 12910-11111
Khartoum, Khartoum 11111
Sudan
249122548254 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://works.bepress.com/issamawmohamed/

Mohamed A. Osman

Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics

P.O. Box 12910-11111
Khartoum, 11111
Sudan

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