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Rethinking African politics : a history of opposition in Zambia

Author / Creator
Larmer, Miles., author
Available as
Online
Summary

This study examines the nature of government and political opposition in Zambia, in the years immediately following its independence in 1964. It shows how Kenneth Kaunda's United National Independe...

This study examines the nature of government and political opposition in Zambia, in the years immediately following its independence in 1964. It shows how Kenneth Kaunda's United National Independence Party's (UNIP) grip on the new nation-state was, in contrast to official rhetoric, partial, uneven and consistently prone to challenge. Drawing on extensive archival research and interviews, Larmer offers a ground-breaking analysis of post-colonial political history which helps explain the challenges facing contemporary African polities.

Creator
Miles Larmer
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • London ; New York : Routledge, 2016
Physical Details
  • 1 online resource (340 p.)
ISBNs
1409482499, 1317064410, 131560597X, 1283223805, 9786613223807, 140943494X, 140940627X
OCLC
ocn749264324, on1018165532, ocn950005424, on1136531048

  • First published 2011 by Ashgate Publishing.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English

  • Becoming Zambia--UNIP and the transition to independence in northern Rhodesia, 1952-1964 -- The United Progressive Party: towards a one-party state, 1964-1973 -- Disunity under the one-party state, 1973-1979 -- The Mushala rebellion -- Intellectual elites and the 1980 coup attempt -- "We have to think for other people": Zambia and South Africa -- Nationalism and social movements -- Epilogue: after UNIP: political change and continuity in Zambia's third republic, 1991-2010 -- Conclusion: towards a history of post-colonial politics in Africa
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