Challenges of nation building in the 21st Century Africa : Experiences from South Sudan, 2011-2013

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dc.contributor.advisor Dzimiri. P/
dc.contributor.advisor Molapo, R. R.
dc.contributor.author Mathelemusa, Andisani
dc.date 2021
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-05T10:35:35Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-05T10:35:35Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-23
dc.identifier.citation Mathelemusa, Andisani (2021) Challenges of nation building in the 21st Century Africa : Experiences from South Sudan, 2011-2013. University of Venda, South Africa.<http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1738>
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1738
dc.description MA (Political Science) en_ZA
dc.description Department of Development Studies
dc.description.abstract Ever since its founding, South Sudan has not known peace because of the challenges that come with its existence as a state. The problems facing nation building in South Sudan are multifaceted. South Sudan is a newly independent state which came because of secession from Sudan. This research explored nation building initiatives underway in South Sudan. The civil conflicts that continue to hamper progress in building a prosperous nation in South Sudan are a cause for concern. This study, therefore, assessed the challenges that are faced by those who are tasked with building a coherent, stable, and vibrant nation in South Sudan. The study traced some of these aspects with a view to dissecting how they hinder the process of nation building in South Sudan. Peace-makers try to forge a deal with the belligerents, disputes remain, including the division of oil revenues, as 75% of all the former Sudan's oil reserves are in South Sudan. This research will identify factors which have led to the ongoing conflicts in South Sudan with the hope of coming up with suggestions on how the conflict can be resolved. To unravel the issues underpinning nation building in South Sudan, the study was guided by the following objectives: to identify challenges associated with nation building in South Sudan; to identify the causes of the challenges to nation building; to examine the strategies employed by the state in its nation building; and to assess the effectiveness of these strategies. The study was guided by the qualitative research paradigm. The method of data collection is a desktop research. Data were collected from books, journals, newspapers, letters, online books and articles without necessarily engaging the researcher in physical contact. Data were analysed using the thematic methodology and the main themes identified as impediments to nation building were explained. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_ZA
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 95 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Peace en_ZA
dc.subject Democracy en_ZA
dc.subject Nation building en_ZA
dc.subject South Sudan en_ZA
dc.subject Conflict en_ZA
dc.subject.ddc 320.9624
dc.subject.lcsh South Sudan -- Politics and government
dc.subject.lcsh South Sudan -- History
dc.subject.lcsh South Sudan -- Social conditions
dc.title Challenges of nation building in the 21st Century Africa : Experiences from South Sudan, 2011-2013 en_ZA
dc.type Dissertation en_ZA

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