ZIMBABWE'S INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, fantasy, reality and the making of the state

: Gallagher (J.)

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184pp., maps, paperback, Reprint, Cambridge, (2017) 2020


"Illuminates how ordinary African citizens imagine International Relations, endeavouring to explain the meanings they ascribe  to statehood through the case of Zimbabwe. A nuanced, accessible and thought-provoking book for anyone interested in how ordinary African citizens use ideas of the international to make intelligible the self and the political context within which they reside." Miles Tendi, University of Oxford

"Brings ideas of identity, emotions and ordinary people's experiences to broaden intellectual frontiers of International Relations from the vantage point of an (ex)-colony angry against the (ex)- colonizer. By critiquing conventional IR scholarship's elitist focus and state-centrism, it shifts lens to society, citizens an how 'selfhood' impinges on the international." Sebelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, editor of Mugabeism? History, politics and power in Zimbabwe (2015( and author of The Decolonial Mandela: Peace, justice and politics of life (2016)

 Julia Gallagher is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London. She edited Images of Africa: Creation, negotiation and subversion and co-authored Why Mugabe Won: The 2013 elections in Zimbabwe and their aftermath.