Guerrilla Veterans in Post-war Zimbabwe
Symbolic and Violent Politics, 1980-1987
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Guerrilla Veterans in Post-war Zimbabwe by Norma J. Kriger
Book DescriptionZimbabwe's guerrilla veterans have burst into the international media as the storm troopers in Mugabe's new war of economic liberation. In this book, Norma Kriger gives the unfolding contemporary drama a historical background, and shows continuities between the present and past. Between 1980 and 1987, guerrilla veterans and the ruling party colluded with and manipulated each other to build power and privilege in the army, police, bureaucracy and among workers. Both relied chiefly on violence and appeals to their participation in the anti-colonial liberation war as they sought to vanquish their then political opponents. Today, violence and a liberation war discourse continue to be salient as Mugabe's party and its guerrilla veterans struggle to maintain power through land invasions and purges of a new political opposition. This study gives a critical review of guerrilla programs and the war-to-peace transitions literatures, thus changing the way we view post-conflict societies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521027618
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Norma J. Kriger
'Progress' in Zimbabwe?, Hardback (November 2011)
Zimbabwe's severe crisis - and a possible way out of it with a transitional government, and the new era for which it prepares the ground - demands a coherent scholarly response.
Zimbabwe's Guerrilla War, Paperback (July 2008)
In this study of Zimbabwe's rural-based war of independence, Norma Kriger is interested in the extent to which ZANU guerrillas were able to mobilize peasant support.
Guerrilla Veterans in Post-war Zimbabwe, Hardback (May 2003)» View all books by Norma J. Kriger
This book examines the peace settlement and veterans' programmes after Zimbabwe's guerrilla war of independence.
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Author Biography - Norma J. Kriger
Norma Kriger worked for twelve years in the political science faculty at The John Hopkins University. Since then she has been an independent scholar.
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