The struggle over state power in Zimbabwe : law and politics since 1950

Level D WTR968.91051 /531981 On loanDue: 15-10-2020   Request
Full title: The struggle over state power in Zimbabwe : law and politics since 1950 / George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane.
Main author: Karekwaivanane, George Hamandishe, 1980- (Author)
Format: Book           

Summary: "The establishment of legal institutions was a key part of the process of state construction in Africa, and these institutions have played a crucial role in the projection of state authority across space. This is especially the case in colonial and postcolonial Zimbabwe. George Karekwaivanane offers a unique long-term study of law and politics in Zimbabwe, which examines how the law was used in the constitution and contestation of state power across the late-colonial and postcolonial periods. Through this, he offers insight on recent debates about judicial independence, adherence to human rights, and the observation of the rule of law in contemporary Zimbabwean politics. The book sheds light on the prominent place that law has assumed in Zimbabwe's recent political struggles for those researching the history of the state and power in Southern Africa. It also carries forward important debates on the role of law in state-making, and will also appeal to those interested in African legal history"--
Language: English
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Classmark: WTR968.91051 /531981
Series: African studies ; 139
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781107190207 (hardback)
1107190207 (hardback)
9781316640333 (paperback)
1316640337 (paperback)