It discusses ways in which civil society’s engagement with parliament can be improved, and gives an overview of the role of ‘the opposition’. Makumbe presents his research findings and, in conclusion, offers recommendations.
Series Editor: Tim Hughes
About the contributor:
John Makumbe is a senior lecturer in Political Science at the University of Zimbabwe. He is co-author of Behind the Smokescreen: The Politics of Zimbabwe’s 1995 General Elections (with Daniel Compagnon), and several other books. John is actively involved in civic action, is chairman of the Zimbabwe Chapter of Transparency International (TI) and sits on the international Board of Directors of TI. He is also a board member of the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition and is chairman of the Zimbabwe Albino Association, Trans World Radio and the
African Development Educators’ Network.