From Rhodesia to Zimbabwe

From Rhodesia to Zimbabwe

The Politics of Transition

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Authors: Henry Wiseman, Alastair M. Taylor
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190365

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From Rhodesia to Zimbabwe: The Politics of Transition studies the last phase of the transfer of power from illegal white minority control to freely elected majority rule in Zimbabwe. This book is divided into five chapters; the first of which describes the transition from Lusaka to Lancaster, including subtopics on the issues and results of commonwealth and constitutional conferences. This text then describes the implementation of the Lancaster House Agreement and the Monitoring Force. A chapter discusses the significance of the accredited observers in transitional process and the elections. This text ends with the general observations on the transition process. This book will be interesting to historians, academicians, public administrators, and students of politics.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword



    Chapter 1 From Lusaka to Lancaster

    Chapter 2 Implementation of the Lancaster House Agreement: Governance and the Governed

    Chapter 3 The Monitoring Force

    Chapter 4 The Observers

    Chapter 5 Conclusions


    A Opinion Survey

    B List of Election Observers

    Governmental and International Organizations

    Nongovernmental Observers

    C Parties Contesting Election and Election Results

    D Deployment of the Monitoring Force

    E Election Council

    Agenda Items

    Summary of Main Decisions Made by the Election Council

    F 1980 Common Roll Election

    G Complaints by Parties Placed before the Election Council

    H Reports of Subcommittees of the Commonwealth Observer Group

    I Modus Operandi of Commonwealth Committee on Southern Africa Zimbabwe Elections

    J Intimidation Recorded on Intelligence Map of Governor

    K Attachment to Cease-fire Agreement



    About the Authors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190365

About the Authors

Henry Wiseman

Alastair M. Taylor

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