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Blocked democracies in Africa

Stefan Mair

Blocked democracies in Africa

case study Zimbabwe

by Stefan Mair

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Published by Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Alexandra Park, Harare, Zimbabwe .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Zimbabwe,
  • Zimbabwe.
    • Subjects:
    • Democracy -- Zimbabwe.,
    • Democratization -- Zimbabwe.,
    • Zimbabwe -- Politics and government -- 1980-

    • Edition Notes

      StatementStefan Mair and Masipula Sithole.
      ContributionsSithole, Masipula., Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJQ2929.A15 M35 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination36 p. ;
      Number of Pages36
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3739107M
      LC Control Number2003408378

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