Political Marketplace

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    South Sudan: For every corrupt general, there are thousands who wish only for peace

South Sudan: For every corrupt general, there are thousands who wish only for peace

Following the recent outbreak of violence in Juba, South Sudan, JSRP researchers Rachel Ibreck, Naomi Pendle and Alex de Waal examine the background to the resurgent civil war in a topical blogpost for African Arguments, ‘South Sudan: For every corrupt general, there are thousands who wish only for peace’, and highlight the need for processes of justice to be part […]

South Sudan: The Price of War, The Price of Peace

The JSRP is pleased to publish the second cartoon series depicting the ‘political marketplace’ as it functions in South Sudan, with text by Alex de Waal and artwork by Victor Ndula. The project was co-sponsored by the Cartoon Movement, the Justice and Security Research Programme and the World Peace Foundation.

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    Development in Pajok is an Investment in the Future of South Sudan

Development in Pajok is an Investment in the Future of South Sudan

Ryan Joseph O’Byrne describes his time in Pajok, South Sudan, and suggests that development interventions may do well to avoid areas under the sway of the national political marketplace. Why Pajok? It is nearly a year since my wife and I left the small and predominantly Acholi-speaking community of Pajok in rural South Sudan. We had spent the better part of […]

The Brutal Logic of the Political Marketplace

In the first of a series of commentaries on the JSRP’s emerging ideas, Tom Kirk reports on Alex de Waal’s recent book launch and explores the use of grand political ordering frameworks for interpreting conflict affected regions. Over the last four years I have been fortunate to work with the JSRP on an ad-hoc basis. At the heart of these […]