Written: 2021 | Published: October 22, 2023

The genocide-ecocide nexus in Sudan: violent ‘development’ and the racial-spatial dynamics of (neo)colonial-capitalist extraction

This article works with and develops the framework of the genocide-ecocide nexus, to examine the relationship between environmental destruction, capitalist expansion, and genocide in Sudan. Arguing that they are more fundamentally interconnected than has tended to be recognized, it discusses how multiple rural, primarily subsistence and place-based communities on Sudan’s exploited peripheral regions have been affected by these dynamics over several decades, especially from the 1970s. To demonstrate this, three domains of ecologically destructive extraction are examined: large-scale mechanised agriculture, exploitation of water resources, and oil extraction.


This article was originally published by Taylor and Francis.

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