n African Journal on Conflict Resolution - Polarization and transformation in Zimbabwe: Social movements, strategy dilemmas and change, Erin McCandless : book review

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-6997


, written by Erin McCandless, attempts to illustrate how social movements and civic organisations face significant strategy dilemmas which can hamper their effectiveness and prevent such organisations from contributing to transformative peace and change. The book investigates Zimbabwe and two particular dilemmas which have caused political polarisation in the country. The first is whether to prioritise political or economic rights in efforts to bring about transformative change, specifically in terms of rights and redistribution, and the second is whether and how to work with governments and donors given their political, economic, and social agendas.

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