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Zimbabwe: A case of Resilient Authoritarianism
Helga Dickow, Eldred Masunungure, Beatrice Schlee
28.02.2013

Zimbabwe: A case of Resilient Authoritarianism
Citizens’ attitudes, leaders’ opinions, and conjectures on a democratic transition
Helga Dickow, Eldred Masunungure, Beatrice Schlee

“People have been talking of resolving the crisis in Zimbabwe for a long time now. At the beginning of 2007, the chances seemed to be better than at in time in recent years. This analysis looks at why political change was impossible in the past and why, without an upheaval in the ruling party, a solution may yet be a long time coming. This study will look at the ruling party’s policy of divide and rule, the strengths and weaknesses of the pro-democracy forces and the complex relationship between economic decline and the social and political behavior of ordinary Zimbabweans”…….

Contents

Zimbabwe: The Great Survivor
Beatrice Schlee

Apologists and Opponents: Political assessments by the Zimbabwean elite
Helga Dickow

Before a change? Attitudes and opinions on society, religion and politics in Zimbabwe.
Helga Dickow (in collaboration with Petra Bauerle)

Zimbabwe at the Crossroads: Structural conditions and future scenarios
Eldred Masunungure

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