Política y cultura
versão impressa ISSN 0188-7742
YLONEN, Aleksi. On Sources of Political Violence in Africa: The Case of "Marginalizing State" in Sudan. Polít. cult. [online]. 2009, n.32, pp. 37-59. ISSN 0188-7742.
Several theories have sought to explain the prevalence of political instability and war in Africa since independence, culminating in the recent econocentric tendency. One of the most representative cases in Africa, Sudan, has experienced insurgencies continuously for decades. It is argued in this article that to highlight the origins of insurgencies in Africa and Sudan, the economic realities need to be considered in their proper social and political contexts. To undertake this task a concept of "marginalizing state" based on a center-periphery approach is introduced, pointing to the continuing importance of colonial and pre-colonial governance legacies in Sudan.
Palavras-chave : State; insurgencies; marginalization; periphery; Sudan.