Year of Global Africa: Eye on Africa - Michael Bratton;
"Zimbabwe after Mugabe: Change or Continuity?" more information...
Michael Bratton is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Michigan State University (see CV). He is the author of four books, most recently Public Opinion, Democracy and Markets in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2005, with Robert Mattes and E. Gyimah-Boadi) and over sixty articles and chapters, including in The American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, World Development, The Journal of Democracy, and The British Journal of Political Science. He is also a founder, former executive director, and now senior advisor to the Afrobarometer, a cross-national survey research project on public opinion in Africa. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in comparative and African politics.
About the Talk
What happened in the final tumultuous days of the Mugabe regime? Was it a military coup and, if so, what kind? What do stakeholders - citizens, civil society, political parties, the region, the international community - expect from the new Mnangagwa government? How likely are these expectations to be met?