Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Making an impact from the margins? Civil society groups in Zimbabwe's interim power-sharing process
Author:Aeby, Michael
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies (ISSN 0022-278X)
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:civil society
political participation
External link:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022278X16000616
Abstract:This paper examines the role of civil society organisations (CSOs) in Zimbabwe's interim power-sharing process. It identifies CSOs' organisational capacity, nature of engagement in the political process and relations with the power-sharing parties as the principal issues affecting CSOs' ability to promote peace-making and democratisation in the context of a transitional executive power-sharing process. Based on these analytical themes, the case analysis argues that CSOs' sway on the transition was particularly constrained by organisational fragmentation and disunity, divergent strategies vis--vis the interregnum, diminishing access to political elites, the latter's refusal to permit greater civic involvement, and continued repression. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]