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Title:The Zimbabwean Crisis and the Challenges for the Left
Author:Raftopoulos, Brian
Year:2006
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies
Volume:32
Issue:2
Period:June
Pages:203-219
Language:English
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:authoritarianism
political violence
ZANU-PF
water supply
urban areas
Politics and Government
Ethnic and Race Relations
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
international relations
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057070600655988
Abstract:In this special section on the current crisis in Zimbabwe, Brian Raftopoulos analyses the theoretical questions underlying the Zimbabwe debate, pointing to problems relating to the legacies of political economy, nation and race, and the challenges of developing democratic alternatives in the current global context. Timothy Scarnecchia situates the Zimbabwean crisis in a comparative context, exploring the similarities with a fascist cycle in Italy during the early 1920s and with aspects of white minority regimes before Zimbabwean independence. Muchaparara Musemwa documents the competition between the ZANU-PF government and the Bulawayo City Council over water and explores the social, economic and political bases of this conflict between 1980 and 1994. Amin Y. Kamete examines the strategies used by ZANU-PF to retain and/or regain control of Harare. Deborah Potts examines Operation Murambatsvina ('Restore Order'), which was designed to eradicate 'illegal' housing and informal jobs, which affected hundreds of thousands of poor urban residents. Notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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