Guerrilla Veterans in Post-war Zimbabwe: Symbolic and Violent Politics, 1980-1987

Guerrilla Veterans in Post-war Zimbabwe: Symbolic and Violent Politics, 1980-1987

by Norma J. Kriger, Norma Kriger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521818230

ISBN-13: 9780521818230

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This critical examination of post-war of independence peace settlement and veterans' programs is the first extended study of the complicit relationship between the ruling party and the veterans. It shows continuities in the relationship between President Mugabe's government and guerrilla veterans in the first seven years in contemporary Zimbabwe (1980-1987). As the

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Overview

This critical examination of post-war of independence peace settlement and veterans' programs is the first extended study of the complicit relationship between the ruling party and the veterans. It shows continuities in the relationship between President Mugabe's government and guerrilla veterans in the first seven years in contemporary Zimbabwe (1980-1987). As the recent election has demonstrated, Mugabe and the veterans continue to collaborate, using violence and liberation war rhetoric to maintain power through land invasions and political purges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521818230
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Series:
African Studies Series, #105
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; Acknowledgements; Chronology (1889–1980); List of abbreviations; Map; 1. Introduction; 2. The peace settlement; 3. The assembly phase; 4. Military integration; 5. Employment programs for the demobilized; 6. Conclusion; Epilogue: the past in the present; Appendix: the ruling party's attempts to withdraw ex-combatants' special status and ex-combatants' responses, 1988–97; Notes; References; List of pseudonyms used in the text; Index.

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