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A Crisis of Governance

Zimbabwe

By Jacob W. (Jacob Wilson) Chikuhwa, 1940-

This is a detailed analysis of Zimbabwe's struggle to become a viable independent state, with a focus on the tumultuous events under President Robert Mugabe.



Written by an internationally-trained African economic analyst, A Crisis of Governance is a detailed study of Zimbabwean socio-economic history and development since the nation achieved independence from Great Britain in April 1980, with a focus on recent events under President Robert Mugabe and the ZANU (Patriotic Front).



Problems range from the need for constitutional reform to political patronage and a de facto one-party democracy and the need for transparency in land reform, privatization, and economic liberalization.



It is one thing to break free of colonial tutelage; it is quite another to recover from the legacy of colonialism and implement the macroeconomic changes that would lay the basis for a self-sustaining economy. The crisis of governance in Zimbabwe (formerly known as Rhodesia) began with the occupation of Mashonaland by the British South Africa Company (BSAC) in 1890. Self-rule and the subsequent British-sponsored constitutions did not much improve the situation, and the 1965 Unilateral Declaration of Independence only aggravated it.



Jacob Chikuhwa provides many specific examples of the steps forward and the steps back, documented by personal interviews, news sources and others,



Bibliography, Index, Footnotes.

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0875862845


Format: Book
Author: Chikuhwa, Jacob W. (Jacob Wilson), 1940-
Title: A crisis of governance : Zimbabwe / Jacob Chikuhwa.
Publisher Date: New York : Algora Pub., c2004.
Subject: Zimbabwe -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Isbn: 0875862845 (trade paper : alk. paper) 0875862853 (hard cover : alk. paper) 0875862861
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Format: Book
Author: Chikuhwa, Jacob W. (Jacob Wilson), 1940-
Title: A crisis of governance : Zimbabwe / Jacob Chikuhwa.
Publisher, Date: New York : Algora Pub., c2004.
Description: xiv, 353 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Zimbabwe -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-341) and index.
LCCN: 2004006344
ISBN: 0875862845 (trade paper : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0875862853 (hard cover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0875862861
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 320.96891 Chi