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Title:South Sudan and the East African Community: common market, citizenship, and political federation
Author:Zambakari, Christopher
Year:2015
Periodical:International Journal of African Renaissance Studies (ISSN 1753-7274)
Volume:10
Issue:2
Pages:6-31
Language:English
Geographic term:South Sudan
Subjects:East African Community
economic conditions
political conditions
economic integration
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18186874.2015.1107975
Abstract:This article analyses South Sudan's political and economic challenges as it seeks to become a member of the East African Community (EAC). The first section presents a brief profile of South Sudan, its development challenges, the land tenure system and legal framework governing access to and disposal of land. The second section presents an exposition on the challenges facing the EAC as it seeks to build a monetary union and a political federation. The article critically examines the EAC protocol regarding monetary union, political federation, and the land tenure system in East Africa and its plan for a common citizenship. It reviews and analyses EAC policies such as the elimination of trade barriers (tariff, non-tariff and other technical barriers) and harmonisation of labour policies, legislation and social services in member states. The article concludes that the biggest challenge facing the EAC is how to protect social democracy while balancing market fundamentalism with social equity and social justice, and offers preliminary recommendations. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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