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Building the House of Governance:

Political Accommodation in South Sudan

The independence of South Sudan on July 9, 2011 launched a period of remarkable transition. Essential to peaceful change are arrangements that give every member of South Sudanese society a secure place in the “house of governance.”

As South Sudan embarked on constitutional review and other transition processes, Conflict Dynamics published this Briefing Paper with an accompanying Technical Supplement. The Briefing Paper is for South Sudanese who wish to engage in discussions about their common future, and serves two functions: it offers a technical approach to political accommodation; and it presents viewpoints to stimulate discussion about how governance arrangements can bring diverse interests into public life. The Technical Supplement provides further information on technical approaches, quantitative techniques, and comparative cases that can inform options development for political accommodation in South Sudan.

The Briefing Paper was presented at a public seminar in Juba in May 2012 and at the Dr. John Garang Memorial University in Bor, Jonglei State, in June 2012.

Sophia Dawkins and Liz Gaere, Building the House of Governance: Political Accommodation in South Sudan and Technical Supplement, Governance and Peacebuilding Series Briefing Paper No. 4 (Cambridge, MA: Conflict Dynamics International, May 2012)

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