The Hard Road to Reform - Edited by Brian Raftopoulos

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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’.
Contents:
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