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Unpublished Paper
Institutional Structure and Decision Making in Sudan
Working Paper (2010)
  • Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

The study here presented reviews the institutional structure of the Sudanese government. Truly, though it is stigmatized as totalitarian, the structure is phenotypically perfect. Ministry of Ministries council is supposed to cater for analyzing data concerning ministries performance, drawing strategic planning, executing them through ministries and conduct the follow-ups. Department of decision-making was created and packages for data collection and analyses were improvised. However, all these structures seem skeletal as the final decisions structurally seem to be lost between the Presidency Institution and the executive institutions. An introduced flowing chart indicates that the cycle of all decisions end up at the president's hand and approval. That is evidence of concentration of powers within one hand and oligarchic structure of governance.

  • Sudan,
  • Institutions,
  • Decision,
  • Political Distortions
Publication Date
Winter November 19, 2010
Conceptually, state structure and decision-making are integrated and should lead to something people may believe in that works for the good of a nation. However, when it turns into empty structure and an expensive White Elephant that has no function except to camouflage the ill-performance of state function, while there is an authoritative powers working in other direction, that renders it functionless. That is another deceptive form of a scarecrow structure hiding an authoritarian regime committed to do another agenda.
Citation Information
Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed. "Institutional Structure and Decision Making in Sudan" Working Paper (2010)
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