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A predictable tragedy : Robert Mugabe and the collapse of Zimbabwe

Author: Daniel Compagnon
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An unflinching analysis of how Robert Mugabe, a man once known as an anticolonial freedom fighter, became one of Africa's most hated autocrats, and why so many inside and outside Zimbabwe were long  Read more...


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Named Person: Robert Gabriel Mugabe; Robert Gabriel Mugabe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Compagnon
ISBN: 9780812222890 081222289X
OCLC Number: 1063446400
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Formerly CIP.
Description: 333 pages
Contents: Introduction1 Authoritarian Control of the Political Arena2 Violence as the Cornerstone of Mugabe's Strategy of Political Survival3 Militant Civil Society and the Emergence of a Credible Opposition4 The Media Battlefield: From Skirmishes to Full-Fledged War5 The Judiciary: From Resistance to Subjugation6 The Land ''Reform'' Charade and the Tragedy of Famine7 The State Bourgeoisie and the Plunder of the Economy8 The International Community and the Crisis in ZimbabweConclusion: Chaos Averted or Merely Postponed?List of AcronymsNotesIndexAcknowledgments
Responsibility: Daniel Compagnon.


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"A masterpiece that will have a dignified shelf life in Zimbabwean studies. The book is well researched and detailed. Its arguments are convincing without being overly polemic. It leaves readers with Read more...

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