Review Essay: Business as Usual? Politics, Hegemony, and Elite Maneuverings in Zimbabwe since the Signing of the Global Political Agreement

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Review of: Zimbabwe Since the Unity Government. Edited by Stephen Chan and Ranka Primorac. London: Routledge, 2013. Pp. 130. £85 cloth. Zimbabwe: Mired in Transition. Edited by E.V. Masunungure and J.M. Shumba. Harare: Weaver Press, 2012. Pp. 312. $25 (USD) paper. The Hard Road to Reform: The Politics of Zimbabwe’s Global Political Agreement. Edited by Brian Raftopoulos. Harare: Weaver Press, 2012. Pp. 255. £20.95 paper. The three books under review in this essay all engage with the nature of the Unity Government, attempting to nuance understandings of Zimbabwe’s recent power sharing government, while also speaking to the decades of mismanagement the country has experienced under ZANU-PF (mis-) rule.