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The Coup and The Struggle for Democratisation In Zimbabwe: C

When:

Thu 26 Apr 2018, 5:30pm–7:00pm

Where: Institute Building, Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave, Adelaide CBD, South Australia

Restrictions: 18+

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It’s been four months since one of the world’s longest-serving dictators was forced out of power. Robert Mugabe dramatically left office in what was essentially a military coup albeit couched in popular protests. The unique political ‘transition’ that happened in Zimbabwe offers a great opportunity to re-look into the democratisation debate in Africa. This talk discusses the challenges, prospects, and lessons for Zimbabwe’s democratisation in the context of the November coup.

Edson Ziso is a Visiting Research Fellow, in the Dept. of Politics & International Studies, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide. His research focuses on Australia-Africa and China-Africa relations, South-South cooperation, global governance and Zimbabwean politics. Ziso recently completed his PhD in Politics at the University of Adelaide.

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