Twenty Years of Independence in Zimbabwe

From Liberation to Authoritarianism

  • Staffan Darnolf
  • Liisa Laakso

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

About this book


This collection offers comprehensive insights into pivotal areas of concern regarding developments in Zimbabwe since its independence. By disclosing the intra-elite competition, assessing the performance of Zimbabwe's economy and explaining how the country's natural resources have been managed, we can better understand the ruling ZANU-PF's increasing reliance on the so-called war veterans and the land reform issue for its political survival.


authoritarianism Civil society competition development dynamics economy education independence media politics reform state voting war women

Editors and affiliations

  • Staffan Darnolf
    • 1
  • Liisa Laakso
    • 2
  1. 1.Göteborg UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of HelsinkiFinland

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