Zimbabwe: The Political Economy of Transformation

Hevina S. Dashwood



Since Zimbabwe's transition to black-majority rule in 1980, the political changes in that country have been the subject of much study and debate. In this cogent analysis, Hevina Dashwood traces the evolution of Zimbabwe's development strategy from independence to 1997. This account of Zimbabwe's transformation sheds light on recent events in Zimbabwe as well as current debates on economic development throughout Africa.


I do not believe that there is anything like this analysis of Zimbabwe available anywhere. Dashwood's analysis will make a major contribution. - Peter Lawrence, Keele University


Hevina S. Dashwood is a professor of political science at Brock University in Canada.