Guerrilla Veterans in Post-war Zimbabwe: Symbolic and Violent Politics, 1980-1987 by Norma J. KrigerGuerrilla Veterans in Post-war Zimbabwe: Symbolic and Violent Politics, 1980-1987 by Norma J. Kriger

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

byNorma J. Kriger

Hardcover | August 18, 2003

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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.
Title:Guerrilla Veterans in Post-war Zimbabwe: Symbolic and Violent Politics, 1980-1987Format:HardcoverPublished:August 18, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521818230

ISBN - 13:9780521818230

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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, 1988-1997; Notes; References; List of pseudonyms used in the text; Index.

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"[Kriger's] examination of the construction of a new political order in Zimbabwe is fresh and provides a challenging way for social scientists to view peace-building and post-conflict societies." Journal of Military History