8 May 2015

Participation on Paper but not in Practice? The South Sudan Constitutional Review Process

IPS Paper No. 17

This report looks at one of the most important yet contested political processes in South Sudan: the process of drafting a permanent constitution. It takes a social science perspective and focuses, in particular, on the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion in the constitution-making process. The report argues that temporary constitutions negotiated in closed settings can increase conflict levels within a country.


Guri Storaas


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