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dc.contributor.advisorGouws, C.M. (Ina) Dr.
dc.contributor.advisorVan der Elst, Herman Dr.
dc.contributor.authorMaseng, Jonathan Oshupeng
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-09T06:22:52Z
dc.date.available2013-05-09T06:22:52Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/8507
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A. (Political Studies))--North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, 2011en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the relationship between the state and civil society in Zimbabwe. The relationship between the state and civil society is discussed under the categories of the concepts democratisation, good governance and sustainable development. The nature of the relationship between the state and civil society in Africa is examined to set out parameters for state-civil society debate in Zimbabwe. The discussion of the relationship between the state and civil society in Zimbabwe is synthesised into three parts, the post-independence era, the post-1990s and the post-2000. From these discussions it is argued that the relationship between the state and civil society was peaceful in the first decade of independence and this was because the state maintained dominance and control over all sectors of civil society. However, the 1990s saw a collapse of peaceful relations between the state and civil society in Zimbabwe. The collapse of the peaceful relationship between the state and civil society came as a result of the country’s economic decline and the authoritarian practices in Zimbabwe, which saw the emergence of a confrontational civil society towards the state. In the early 2000s, it is observed that the state became repressive towards civil society through the introduction of repressive laws which include Access to Information and Privacy Act (AIIPA) and the Public Order and Security Act (POSA). For peaceful relations between the state and civil society to exist in a sustainable manner, the state must continuously promote and practice democracy and good governance. In addition, the state should play a pivotal role of enhancing sustainable development in a manner that meets the socio-economic realities of its population.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorth-West Universityen_US
dc.subjectThe stateen_US
dc.subjectCivil Societyen_US
dc.subjectCivil Society Organisations (CSOs)en_US
dc.subjectDemocratisationen_US
dc.subjectGood Governanceen_US
dc.subjectSustainable developmenten_US
dc.subjectAuthoritarianismen_US
dc.subjectEconomic Declineen_US
dc.subjectZimbabween_US
dc.titleThe state, civil society and underdevelopment: the case of Zimbabween
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US


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