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From corporatism to liberalisation in Zimbabwe: economic policy regimes and political crisis 1980-1997

Brett, Edwin (2005) From corporatism to liberalisation in Zimbabwe: economic policy regimes and political crisis 1980-1997. Crisis States Research Centre working papers series 1, 58. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This working paper analyses the shift from corporatist to liberal economic policy regimes in Zimbabwe that led to the crisis of the late 1990s. It outlines the rationale for both regimes, the reasons for their introduction and major achievements and failures, and how they contributed to the subsequent adoption of the dysfunctional policies of the late 1990s. It argues that the failures of both these regimes were avoidable, and the outcome of ‘political’ rather than economic variables. It concludes by calling for economic policies that take more account of their political implications, and of the need to strengthen state capacity in weak states.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.crisisstates.com/Publications/publicati...
Additional Information: © 2005 E. A. Brett
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Departments > International Development
Research centres and groups > Crisis States Research Centre
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 58
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 09:58
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28198/

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