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African Studies ; 139.
This book examines the role of the law in the constitution and contestation of state power in Zimbabwean history.
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Laying down the law: a historical background, 1890-1950 Customising justice and constructing subjects : state, 'customary law' and Chiefs' Courts, 1950-1980 Legislating against dissent: law, race and politics, 1950-1964 Legality without legitimacy: law and politics during UDI, 1965-1980 Intermediaries, intellectuals and translators : African lawyers and the struggles in the legal arena, 1950-1980 Law and transformation: remaking the legal system in postcolonial Zimbabwe, 1980-1990 Continuity and consolidation: law and politics in Zimbabwe, 1980-1990 'The past as prologue': law and politics in Zimbabwe, 1997-2008.
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