The Hard Road to Reform - Brian Raftopoulos [eds]

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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 year 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 Raftopoulos 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’.
Brian Raftopoulos –An Overview of the GPA: National Conflict, Regional Agony and International Dilemma; James Muzondidya – A Critical Review of the Politics of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Parties; Gerald Mazarire – ZANU-PF and the Government of National Unity; Bertha Chiroro – Responses of Civil Society to the Inclusive Government; Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni – The African Union, SADC and the GPA in Zimbabwe; Munyaradzi Nyakudya – Zimbabwe’s Relations with the West in the Framework of the GPA; Shari Eppel – Repairing a Fractured Nation: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-GPA Zimbabwe

ISBN 978 1 77922 216 0