Uneven Zimbabwe

A Study of Finance, Development and Underdevelopment

Patrick Bond



This book examines the role played by finance in producing uneven patterns of development-by sector, geography, and scale-in twentieth-century Zimbabwe. Setting out to explain Zimbabwe's disastrous structural adjustment programme and its current political - economic crisis, Patrick Bond stresses the need to understand the ways in which the 'laws of motion' of capital constrain development financing by assigning overriding power to money at key historical moments.


[Bond] brings an innovative critical perspective both to the immense constrains on African political economies and to the neo-liberal development strategies intended to resolve them. William A. Munro, Africa: Journal of the International African Institute


Patrick Bond is Senior Lecturer (Economic Policy) and Assistant Director (Research) at the University of the Witwatersrand Graduate School of Public and Development Management in Johannesburg.