"Brian Kagoro analyses the emergence of effective opposition politics within Zimbabwe against a background of deepening crisis.John Makumbe looks at the prospects for a transition within ZANU-PF itself. He identifies tensions within the party between Mugabe’s authoritarian inclinations and a majority of ZANU-PF supporters.The economic consequences of this situation are addressed in Chapter 3 by John Robertson.Patrick Bond presents an alternative view on Zimbabwe’s economic future, arguing that the present crisis may present opportunities to break with unsuccessful strategies pursued in the past. Edward Lahiff presents a broader perspective on the land debate, which in the case of Zimbabwe seems to have focused on the plight of white commercial farmers and (to a degree) their labourers."