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Gallagher, Julia (2017) Zimbabwe's International Relations: Fantasy, Reality and the Making of the State. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Zimbabwe is a state that has undergone significant ruptures in its domestic and international politics in recent years. This book explores how Zimbabwean citizens have, under difficult circumstances, reconstructed ideas of their state by imagining the wider world. Unlike other work on international relations, which tends to focus on the state level, this book is based on the accounts of ordinary people. Drawing on interviews with more than two hundred Zimbabweans, collected over three years, Gallagher explores how citizens draw on emotional responses to the international to find and construct different 'others'. While this unique and compelling read will appeal to those researching Zimbabwe, Gallagher's wider conclusions will interest those studying and advancing the broader theoretical debates of international relations.

Item Type: Authored Books
Keywords: Politics and International Relations, African Government, Politics and Policy, International Relations and International Organisations, Area Studies, African Studies
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
ISBN: 9781107183209
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2018 12:43
Related URLs: ... E7DCE5962072A0F (Publisher URL)
Funders: British Academy

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