Changing Lakes State? Rin Tueny’s Inclusive Deterrence Approach in Practice

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Abstract

Since Rin Tueny Mabor became governor of Lakes state in 2021, security has significantly improved. To pacify Lakes state, Rin Tueny has employed a heavy-handed, security-first approach that puts deterrence before compliance with human rights and other legal standards. Nonetheless, even civil society organizations laud Rin Tueny’s apparent successes. This Briefing Paper explores the components of this ‘inclusive deterrence’ approach and the blind spots it entails. It also discusses whether this approach could be institutionalized if Rin Tueny leaves office to pursue a career at the national level.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGeneva
PublisherSmall Arms Survey
Number of pages9
EditionHSBA Briefing Paper
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2023

Keywords

  • South Sudan
  • governance
  • armed conflict
  • peace building
  • authorianism

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