South Sudan: War, Peace Processes & Regional Economic Integration

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South Sudan: War, Peace Processes and Regional Economic Integration

B.C. Rogers


In retrospect, South Sudan’s independence presaged a change in the regional economic order. The implications of these changes became appa- rent in the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)’s inability to bring a swift end to the post-independence civil war and hold parties to the original Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) they had forced them to sign in 2015. Early fears that the first South Sudan civil war would become the site of a wider regional conflagration, with Uganda and Sudan as the princi- pal protagonists and the Kiir government and Machar’s opposition as their respective proxies, did not materialise. Rapprochement between Juba and Khartoum, and Khartoum and Kampala, based on their mutual interests in Juba’s oil-based economy had gone relatively unnoticed. Instead of South Sudan representing a theatre for competition between security actors as it had during the pre-independence period, post-2011 Kampala and Khartoum were in fact co-dependent on a Juba government friendly and com- pliant to both their interests, and integrated into the regional interstate system. One reason for the eventual failure of the original 2015 ARCSS, was because it was insufficiently rooted in these changed regional dynamics, and the economic interests that under- pinned them. The subsequent 2018 Revitalised- Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) reduced overall levels of vio- lence and sustained a process of sorts, precisely because it captured the right set of regional economic incentives.

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Sciences Po is seeking a Professor of Political Science / Politics and government in the United States.

Application Deadline: 18 January 2020



Applicants must have the status of associate or full professor. Applicants should be scholars specialized in American politics. Their research should focus on political actors or institutions (Congress, the Presidency, the Supreme Court...), processes (elections...), as well as the “running” of the American state.

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Disciplines : Political Science (section 04 CNU) – English language and literature (section 11 CNU) – History and civilizations (section 22 CNU)



The applicant’s publishing record will demonstrate her/his ability to produce innovative research . She/he will participate in international scientific networks and will contribute to research programs at the CERI. Her/hisresearch will be linked to one of the two following ‘research axes’ : “ Political participations and mobilizations”; “The State and its transformations”.


The annual teaching load is 128 hours, consisting of three courses of 24 hours each and 56 hours of complementary pedagogical activities. Teaching will take place at the three levels of education at SciencesPo: undergraduate (especially at the Euro-American campus at Reims), masters, and doctoral programs. The person being hired will have to supervise master theses and doctoral dissertations.

The successful applicant will be involved in strengthening American studies at Sciences Po and in consolidating institutional relations with North American universities.



In order to be eligible for this position, professors and scholars working in non-French institutions and lacking the qualification of the French National Council of Universities (CNU) must get a certification of scientific equivalence by SciencesPo’s Scientific Council. These candidates should sent to the president of the search committee (alain.dieckhoff@sciencespo) and to his assistant ( before January 18, 2020 an application including the following documents:

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