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
Date Written: June 1, 2011
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.
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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
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