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Title:Some Aspects of the Political Economy of the Sudan
Author:Mahmoud, Fatima B.
Periodical:Sudan Notes and Records
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:political economy
dual economy
Politics and Government
Economics and Trade
Abstract:The paper begins with a rejection of the genealogical approach in discussing tribalism in the Sudan; discusses forma of land tenure and transport in the context of production; criticizes the popular classification of production in terms of the modern-traditional dichotomy; attempts an analysis of the Sudanese economy in terms of two modes of production, the capitalist and the non-capitalist; and then concentrates on a salient feature of the Sudanese economy: the progressive integration of the non-capitalist mode of production into the capitalist mode. It is argued that the penetration and the growing role of capitalism in the Sudan can be analysed and understood only if the economy is approached in its totality. Such an approach enables one to discern how the penetration of capitalism in the Sudan and the determinant role it has played since the colonial period have paved the way for the ascendancy of the capitalist mode of production and the progressive dissolution of the non-capitalist node. Motes, ref.