The Hard Road to Reform: The Politics of Zimbabwe's Global Political Agreement

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Brian Raftopolos
African Books Collective, 2013 - Political Science - 255 pages
The defeat of ZANU-PF in the 2008 parliamentary election marked the end of one-party rule in Zimbabwe. The Global Political Agreement signed later that resulted in a Government of National Unity, and the former ruling party was, for the first time, faced with the reality of sharing power. The Hard Road to Reform presents a penetrating analysis of developments since the GNU was established, reviewing recent political history from a range of perspectives - political, economic, social and historical, and featuring the best work of Zimbabwe's young scholars. As Brian Raftopolos writes in his introduction: 'the book is an attempt to analyse and assess both the hopes and frustrations of the last four years and to confront the harsh challenges that lie ahead.'
 

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Contents

National Conflict Regional Agony International Dilemma
1
A Critical Review of the Politics of the Movement for Democratic Change Parties under the GPA Government Framework 20092012
39
CHAPTER 3 ZANUPF and the Government of National Unity 200912
71
The Challenge of the Inclusive Government to Zimbabwean Civil Society
117
African Union Southern African Development Community and the Global Political Agreement in Zimbabwe
142
A Review of Zimbabwes Relations with the West in the Framework of the Global Political Agreement
171
Challenges and Opportunities in PostGPA Zimbabwe
211
Select Bibliography
251
Back cover
257
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