GDI Lecture with Dr Sara Dorman: Understanding Zimbabwe: from liberation to authoritarianism
|Starts:||16:30 2 May 2018|
|Ends:||17:30 2 May 2018|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Dr Sara Dorman|
The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr Sara Dorman, The University of Edinburgh, to discuss Zimbabwe: from liberation to authoritarianism
Zimbabwe’s recent history has been shaped by battles about who speaks for the nation, one fought out in struggles for control of political institutions, the media, and civil society. Sara Rich Dorman will examine the interactions of social groups — churches, NGOs, and political parties — from the liberation struggle, through the independence decades, as they engaged the state and ruling party and track how the relationship between Mugabe’s ruling party and activists was determined by the liberation struggle. She will discuss how both structural and direct violence were deployed by the regime, but also how ad-hoc and unplanned many of their interventions really were.
The Global Development Lecture Series brings experts involved in global development to The University of Manchester. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their latest research and ideas.
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Dr Sara Dorman
Organisation: Global Development Institute
Biography: Sara Dorman currently works at the School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh. Sara does research in elections, public opinion and voting behavior, comparative politics and comparative democratisation.
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