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Stratégies de légitimation et autoritarisme au Zimbabwe : Comment Mugabe investit le symbolique pour légitimer le recours à la violence depuis l'année 2000

Abstract : This article aims to analyze the legitimisation strategies of the party of Robert Mugabe, the Zanu-pf, in contemporary Zimbabwe. The four répertoires on which the party draws to legitimize its rule are directly linked to the liberation struggle: the war fought for independence, the importance attributed to land, the perpetuated threat of the West's neo-imperialist aspirations and an exclusive approach to national identity. By continuing to evoke the historic struggle, the ruling party creates a symbolic continuity and legitimises its military approach to the exercise of power. The party leadership presents itself as a protection against an enemy that is still very present in people's minds.
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Claske Dijkema. Stratégies de légitimation et autoritarisme au Zimbabwe : Comment Mugabe investit le symbolique pour légitimer le recours à la violence depuis l'année 2000. 2013. ⟨hal-01363872⟩

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