How the politics of fear generated chaos in South Sudan

Author: 
Thiong, Daniel Akech
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Oxford University Press
Date published: 
2018
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African Affairs: the Journal of the Royal African Society
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African Affairs: the Journal of the Royal African Society, Vol. 117, N0. 469, October 2018 pp. 613-635
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Soon after South Sudan achieved independence in 2011, its political landscape grew increasingly volatile. It became almost impossible for international and regional actors to address one crisis before another more serious one erupted. This article combines cultural, political, economic and social factors into a comprehensive framework to explain the role of the political elites in transforming fear and politicized anger into violent and deadly conflicts. The theoretical framework of the security dilemma model is applied to the South Sudanese conflict to demonstrate how it was triggered--and continued to be exacerbated--by the politics of fear.

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CITATION: Thiong, Daniel Akech. How the politics of fear generated chaos in South Sudan . : Oxford University Press , 2018. African Affairs: the Journal of the Royal African Society, Vol. 117, N0. 469, October 2018 pp. 613-635 - Available at: http://library.africa-union.org/how-politics-fear-generated-chaos-south-sudan-0

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