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State resilience against the odds: an analytical narrative on the construction and maintenance of political order in Zambia since 1960

DiJohn, Jonathan (2010) State resilience against the odds: an analytical narrative on the construction and maintenance of political order in Zambia since 1960. Crisis States Research Centre working papers series 2, 75. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper attempts to explain why the Zambian state has remained resilient over the period 1960-2010 despite confronting a substantial set of crises and unfavourable 'initial conditions', which include: one of the worst declines in per capita income in sub-Saharan Africa since 1970, a heavy debt burden, dramatic price and production declines in its main export (copper), one of the continent's most unequal distributions of income, one of the worst HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world, declines in its Human Development Index in every decade since 1980, relatively high levels of poverty, substantial influxes of refugees (particularly in the 1990s) that reached as high as 200,000, high transport costs as a result of being a landlocked economy, and being surrounded by five countries that have experienced civil wars and political disorder.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.crisisstates.com/Publications/publicati...
Additional Information: © 2010 J. DiJohn
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Sets: Departments > International Development
Research centres and groups > Crisis States Research Centre
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 75
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2010 16:04
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28393/

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