Zimbabwe
248 pages
English
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Zimbabwe's Lost Decade

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248 pages
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Zimbabwe occupies a special place in African politics and international relations, and has been the subject of intense debates over the years. At independence in 1980, the country was better endowed than most in Africa, and seemed poised for economic development and political pluralism. The population was relatively well educated, the industrial and agricultural bases were strong, and levels of infrastructure were impressive. However, in less than two decades, Zimbabwe was mired in a deep political and economic crisis. Towards the end of its third decade of independence, the economy had collapsed and the country had been transformed into a repressive state. How can we make sense of this decline? How can we explain the ‘lost decade’ that followed? Can the explanation be reduced to the authoritarian leadership of Robert Mugabe and role of ZANU-PF? Or was something defective about in the institutions through which the state has exercised its authority? Or was it the result of imperialism, the West and sanctions? Zimbabwe’s Lost Decade draws on Lloyd Sachikonye’s analyses of political developments over the past 25 years. It offers a critique of leadership, systems of governance, and economic strategies, and argues for democratic values and practices, and more broad-based participation in the development process.

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Date de parution 24 avril 2012
Nombre de lectures 2
EAN13 9781779331946
Langue English
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Zîmbabwe’s Lost Decade
By the same Author
The One-Party State and Democracy The Zimbabwe Debate (co-edîted wîth ï. Mandaza, 1991, Harare: Sapes)
Democracy, Cîvî Socîety and the State (1995, Harare: Sapes)
Labour Markets and Mîgratîon Poîcy în Southern Arîca (1997, Harare: Sapes)
Labour Regîmes and Lîberaîzatîon The restructuring of state–society relations in Africa (co-edîted wîth B. Beckman, 2001, Harare: UZ Press)
Strîkîng Back The Labour movement and the Post-colonial State 1980–2000 (co-edîted wîth B. Ratopouos, 2001, Harare: Weaver Press)
Consoîdatîng Democratîc Governance în Southern Arîca The Case of Zimbabwe (wîth S. Chawatama, C. Mangongera, N. Musekîwa and C. Ndoro, 2007, Johannesburg: EïSA)
Trade Unîons and Party Poîtîcs Labour Movements in Africa (co-edîted wîth B. Beckman and S. Buhungu, 2010, Cape Town: HRSC) Winner of the Book of the Year Award of 2010 of the International Labour History Association
When a State turns on îts Cîtîzens Political culture and institutionalized violence (2011, Johannesburg: Jacana Medîa)
Zîmbabwe’s Lost Decade Politics, Development & Society
oyd Sachîkonye
Weaver Press PO Box A1922 Avondale Harare Zimbabwe www.weaverpresszimbabwe.com
© Lloyd Sachikonye, 2011
Cover: Danes Design, Harare Typeset by forzalibro designs Printed by Mazongororo Paper Converters, Harare
The author and publishers would like to express their gratitude to the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa for the support they have given to Weaver Press in the development of this title.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means – electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise – without the express written permission of the publisher.
ISBN 978-1-77922-171-1
or John, my ather, and Anna, my wîe, or theîr ove and generosîty over the years
Contents
Lîst o Acronyms Lîst o Tabes and Boxes Preace and Acknowedgements
Part I 1 Coonîaîsm, Natîonaîsm & the Natîona Questîon
2 The State & îts ïnstîtutîons
3 Poîtîca Partîes
4 Democracy, Constîtutîonaîsm & Partîcîpatîon
Part II 5 Deveopment Deerred
6 and Reorm & îts Atermath
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Zimbabwe’s Lost Decades
7 State & Cîvî Socîety: A Changîng Baance
8 Socîety, îveîhoods & Mîgratîon
9 Punchîng above îts Weîght în Foreîgn Reatîons
Concusîon: Towards a Renewa
Seect Bîbîography
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Lîst o Acronyms
ACHPR ACPD ANC ANC AïPPA AU BACOSSï BSAC BïPPA CCJPZ CSVR CïO CSOs CHRA CFU COMESA CAZ COPAC CSU CZC DP DRC DFïD EDF EïSA EMCOZ ESAP ESC EU FCTZ FTR FPTP FAO
Arîcan Councî or Human and Peope’s Rîghts Arîcan Communîty Pubîshîng & Deveopment Arîcan Natîona Congress Arîcan Natîona Councî Access to ïnormatîon and Protectîon o Prîvacy Act Arîcan Unîon Basîc Commodîtîes Suppy Sîde ïnterventîon Brîtîsh South Arîcan Company Bîatera ïnvestment Promotîon and Protectîon Agreement Cathoîc Commîssîon or Justîce and Peace în Zîmbabwe Centre or the Study o Vîoence and Reconcîîatîon Centra ïnteîgence Organîsatîon Cîvî Socîety Organîsatîons Combîned Harare Resîdents Assocîatîon Commercîa Farmers Unîon Common Market or Eastern and Southern Arîca Conservatîve Aîance o Zîmbabwe Constîtutîona Parîamentary Commîttee Counseîng Servîces Unît Crîsîs Zîmbabwe Coaîtîon Democratîc Party Democratîc Repubîc o Congo Department or ïnternatîona Deveopment European Deveopment Fund Eectora ïnstîtute or Sustaînabe Democracy în Arîca Empoyers’ Conederatîon o Zîmbabwe Economîc Structura Adjustment Programme Eectora Supervîsory Commîssîon European Unîon Farm Communîty Trust o Zîmbabwe Fast Track and Reorm Fîrst Past the Post Food and Agrîcutura Organîsatîon
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