Volatile Elite Networks and the Race for the Zimbabwean Succession

27 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2017

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Jonathan Mellon

University of Manchester

Dan Evans

United States Military Academy, West Point - Network Science Center

Date Written: November 15, 2017

Abstract

This paper is a work in progress analysis of the power structures within elite Zimbabwean politics. This project is in support of ongoing research at the Network Science Center at West Point and the original intent of this study was to compile a historical dataset of an influence network over time and to model how the network reacts to both external and internal disruptions. The conclusions and analysis will change as new data is collected and analyses are available. This analysis was conducted several months before the apparent coup in response to Emmerson Mnangagwa's removal as vice-president.

Keywords: Network Science, Network Analysis, Zimbabwe, Political Succession

Suggested Citation

Mellon, Jonathan and Evans, Dan, Volatile Elite Networks and the Race for the Zimbabwean Succession (November 15, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3071782 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3071782

Jonathan Mellon (Contact Author)

University of Manchester ( email )

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Manchester, M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Dan Evans

United States Military Academy, West Point - Network Science Center ( email )

Thayer Hall Room 119
West Point, NY 10996
United States

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