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Title:The Radicalised State: Zimbabwe's Interrupted Revolution
Authors:Moyo, SamISNI
Yeros, ParisISNI
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:political change
political stability
State-society relationship
Politics and Government
History and Exploration
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
External links:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03056240701340431
Abstract:The authors conceptualize the revolutionary situation that gripped Zimbabwe from the late 1990s. That was the moment in which the two political questions that historically have galvanized peripheral capitalism - the agrarian and the national - were returned to the forefront of political life. The authors argue that the revolutionary situation resulted neither in a revolution, nor in mediocre reformism, nor in restoration. It resulted in an interrupted revolution, marked by a radical agrarian reform and a radicalized State. The authors' analysis of Zimbabwe's radicalization develops three issues. The first of these is what they identify as the revolutionary situation, between 2000-2003, during which the radicalization of the State reached its climax; second, State-society relations in the countryside during this period which, contrary to chaos theories, were transformed by means of a significantly structured process; and third, the process of normalization from 2003 onwards which remains incomplete, contradictory, polarized, and coercive, and which includes the mass urban evictions of May to July 2005. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]