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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Political participation in Zimbabwe
Editor:Kaulemu, DavidISNI
Publisher:African Forum for Catholic Social Teaching
ISBN:0797441484; 9780797441484
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:political participation
Catholic Church
Abstract:This book is an experiment in action-oriented research based on a one-year project launched in 2008 and facilitated by the African Forum for Catholic Social Teachings (AFCAST) in a search for a solution to the Zimbabwean political crisis. Of the orginal forty authors, the essays of O. Saki, T.A. Chiware, W. Chiwawa, P. Shawarira, Fr E. Ndete, B. Badza, M. Ruzivo, J. Nkunsane, Fr Chibondo, A. Chimange, J. Gokova, Bp L. Kadenge, E. Munando, T. Chitanana, F. Mandeya, M. Mabwe, M.K. Shylet, W. Mbofana, I. Mumpande, D. Garwe, T. Mungoni, T. Muropa, A. Nhemachena, M. Dhliwayo, D. Molokele, K. Matereke and S.B. Dube are reproduced here. The topics they cover include obstacles to political participation, the consititution-making process, public participation in the law-making process, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, the Catholic Church and the democratization process in Zimbabwe, empowering the community, political participation in Chinhoyi diocese and in Manicaland, church leaders in the struggle for democracy, women's participation, exclusion mechanisms, the economic participation of young people, children and artists, citizen participation in local governance, the role of radical education, marginalized ethnic groups and language policy, disability, the unjust electoral system, adequate housing, informal traders in Harare, environmental governance, the inclusion of the diaspora in Zimbabwean political processes, transnational citizenship in the dot-com age and the influence of history on people's political participation in Zimbabwe. [ASC Leiden abstract]