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Understanding Zimbabwe: From Liberation to Authoritarianism

Sara Rich Dorman


This book seeks to understand the state, nation and political identities that are being forged in modern Zimbabwe, and the nature of control that Robert Mugabe’s ZANU exercises over those political institutions. Focusing on the perspective and experiences of societal groups including NGOs, churches, trade unions, students and academics the book explores how the construction of consent, threat of coercion and material resources are used to integrate social groups into the ruling nationalist coalition, but also how they resist and frame competing discourses and institutions. Taking seriously the ... More

Keywords: Zimbabwe, Nationalist, Liberation, Demobilization, Mugabe, Politics, NGOs, Churches

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190634889
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190634889.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Rich Dorman, author
University of Edinburgh