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Corporatism in Zimbabwe

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The first of the book’s six empirical chapters examines the origins and character of the labor movement in Zimbabwe. The chapter first addresses the state of trade unions at independence, pointing ... More


Polarization and Party-Building in Zimbabwe

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter provides an account of opposition party formation and development in Zimbabwe from 1999 to 2008. It argues that the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) was able to maintain a strong and ... More


The Politics of States and Chiefs in Zimbabwe

Jocelyn Alexander

John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff (eds)

in The Politics of Custom: Chiefship, Capital, and the State in Contemporary Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226510767
eISBN:
9780226511092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226511092.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In chapter five, Alexander, who argues that chiefship has not “returned” since it never really went away, focuses on Zimbabwe and its flexible institutions to demonstrate that traditional authority ... More


A Plundering Tiger with Its Deadly Cubs? The USSR and China as Weapons in the Engineering of a “Zimbabwean Nation,” 1945–2009

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262515788
eISBN:
9780262295710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262515788.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter deals with the rivalry between the USSR and China, and their exploitation of the third world countries in that context. It is believed that without the Cold War, Asia, Africa, and Latin ... More


The Land Reform Deception: Political Opportunism in Zimbabwe's Land Seizure Era

Charles Laurie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199398294
eISBN:
9780199398317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398294.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Democratization

This book explores what is inarguably the most socially and economically transformative event in Zimbabwe since independence in 1980—the land seizure era. It explains why Mugabe risked the social and ... More


The Politics of Inclusion (1980–1987)

Sara Rich Dorman

in Understanding Zimbabwe: From Liberation to Authoritarianism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190634889
eISBN:
9780190848514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634889.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter argues that unity, development and nationalism became the dominant and interlocking themes of public discourse in independent Zimbabwe, rather than "liberation." Demands for political ... More


Overview of the Land Seizure Era

Charles Laurie

in The Land Reform Deception: Political Opportunism in Zimbabwe's Land Seizure Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199398294
eISBN:
9780199398317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398294.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Democratization

This introductory chapter defines the political landscape that ultimately led Mugabe and ZANU-PF to target Zimbabwe’s productive, dominant, and economically vital agriculture industry in what was to ... More


ZANU-PF’s Land Redistribution Gamble

Charles Laurie

in The Land Reform Deception: Political Opportunism in Zimbabwe's Land Seizure Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199398294
eISBN:
9780199398317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398294.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Democratization

Chapter 2 provides a detailed background of events preceding the land seizure era. It details how ZANU-PF found itself facing a rebellion from Liberation War veterans in the late 1990s as the ... More


Mugabe Targets Agriculture: Land Reform or Political Gimmick?

Charles Laurie

in The Land Reform Deception: Political Opportunism in Zimbabwe's Land Seizure Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199398294
eISBN:
9780199398317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398294.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Democratization

Chapter 3 explores why Mugabe and ZANU-PF targeted the country’s dominant agriculture industry. It outlines the buildup to the planned seizure of commercial farms and, crucially, details the extent ... More


Strategy behind Farm Seizures

Charles Laurie

in The Land Reform Deception: Political Opportunism in Zimbabwe's Land Seizure Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199398294
eISBN:
9780199398317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398294.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Democratization

Chapter 4 details the strategies deployed by war veterans as they moved onto farms. The chapter notes how many of the farm invaders’ tactics, such as pungwesand the targeting of purported “sellouts,” ... More


Suppressing the MDC

Charles Laurie

in The Land Reform Deception: Political Opportunism in Zimbabwe's Land Seizure Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199398294
eISBN:
9780199398317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398294.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Democratization

Chapter 5 assesses the first of two key objectives of farm invaders: suppressing the opposition MDC party by targeting farmworkers and farmers. It examines where ZANU-PF concentrated violence, and ... More


Conclusion

Charles Laurie

in The Land Reform Deception: Political Opportunism in Zimbabwe's Land Seizure Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199398294
eISBN:
9780199398317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398294.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Democratization

The conclusion summarizes the three major findings of The Land Reform Deception. First, Mugabe, and his ZANU-PF government, never intended mass large-scale farm takeovers. Planned small-scale ... More


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