CANCELLED: AHRI History Seminar featuring Dr George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane


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Arts & Humanities Research Institute (AHRI) Seminars 2017/18

The AHRI, in association with the Scottish Centre for Global History, presents the following research talk...

Dr George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane (The Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh) 

The struggle over state power in Zimbabwe: Law and Politics since 1950

The establishment of legal institutions was a key part of the process of state construction in Africa, and these institutions have played a crucial role in the projection of state authority across space. This is especially the case in colonial and postcolonial Zimbabwe. George Karekwaivanane offers a unique long-term study of law and politics in Zimbabwe, which examines how the law was used in the constitution and contestation of state power across the late-colonial and postcolonial periods. Through this, he offers insight on recent debates about judicial independence, adherence to human rights, and the observation of the rule of law in contemporary Zimbabwean politics.

AHRI Seminars take place throughout the academic year at the University of Dundee and are open to everyone. Check the full list of forthcoming AHRI Seminars for details.


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Tickets: Free