Neopatrimonialism, clientelism and patronage: The Zimbabwe problem

This paper provides guidance to understanding and analyzing the concepts of clientelism and patronage and how they typify Zimbabwe’s mounting socio-economic and political problems.

Zimbabwe-World-Map-FlagIt is being written in the context of a seismic shift in the political economy characterised by a burgeoning informal sector; socioeconomic regression manifest in dwindling capacity utilisation, increasing levels of poverty and high unemployment levels coupled with a ravaging drought that has been since declared a national disaster by the government.

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