The Political Economy of Zimbabwe

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The Political Economy of Zimbabwe

Edited by Michael G. Schatzberg
Praeger, 1984
288 pp. $29.95
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A number of scholars, American and Zimbabwean, look at Zimbabwe's delicate balance between ideology and pragmatism, equity and productivity. Downplaying the country's ethnic conflict, the authors focus on the need for Mugabe's regime to bring Africans in much more fully to the productive sectors or risk erosion of popular support. Most illuminating is David Gordon's assessment of what has and has not been delivered in terms of available resources and operative constraints.