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Title   New Politics, New Livelihoods: Changes in the Zimbabwean Lowveld Since the Farm Occupations of 2000
Author Chaumba, Joseph, William Wolmer and Ian Scoones; Institute for Development Studies
Edition PDF
Published Brighton: IDS
Year 2003-03-01
Pages 34
Serial Sustainable Livelihoods in Southern Africa Programme, Reserach paper; 3
Abstract An ongoing radical land reform involving the seizure of largely white-owned commercial farmland has dramatically altered the physical landscape in Zimbabwe. Alongside this a new political terrain has rapidly unravelled with new actors and new institutions. This is a confusing and dynamic landscape populated by actors as diverse as entrepreneurial war veteran 'security guards'-cum-protection racketeers, militant ZANU(PF) youth brigades, and marauding elephants possessed by chiefly spirits. Focusing on the political dynamics and livelihood implications of farm occupations and 'fast-track' land reform, the paper traces the new patterns of social differentiation, the emerging lines of political authority and the implications for institutions and livelihoods.

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Bestand ids_wRP03_20030301.pdf (393 Kb)
Country Zimbabwe
Themes
  • Conflict
  • Economy
  • Labour
  • Society
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