On the state of business: trade, entrepreneurship and real economic governance in South Sudan

R.W. Twijnstra

    Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU

    Abstract

    This thesis provides an insight into the everyday realities of economic life and regulation in the Republic of South Sudan for the period between 2010 and 2013, encompassing its independence from the Sudan in July 2011 and the period of economic austerity following the January 2012 oil shutdown . By looking at negotiation patterns between individuals and groups of traders, entrepreneurs, tax collectors and procurement officers from the local to the national level, this thesis explores how people within the state and people interacting with the state make sense of, contest and enact the state in this region that now comprises the world’s 193rd ,and therefore the youngest, internationally recognised independent country.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Wageningen University
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Hilhorst, Thea, Promotor
    • Titeca, K., Co-promotor, External person
    Award date1 Jul 2014
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs9789461739971
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • economic development
    • entrepreneurship
    • trade
    • governance
    • economics
    • businesses
    • state organization
    • independence
    • politics
    • south sudan

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    Twijnstra, R. & Hilhorst, T.

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    Project: PhD

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