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Social Capital and Active Citizenship in Zimbabwean Youth


One of the major areas of concern about youth worldwide has been the increasing preoccupation with the changes in demography, mostly in the under-developed world, the so-called “youth bulge”. The relevance for any consideration of youth and citizenship is the evidence for the alienation of youth and their subsequent involvement in violence and crime. Urdal (2004) pointed out that, contrary to Huntington, there was no evidence for a critical threshold in youth demography above which youth violence was inevitable, but that youth bulges did increase the risk of domestic armed conflict, particularly when associated with economic stagnation. Subsequent work

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What Determines Agency in Young Zimbabwean Women


The participation of women generally in the social and political life of Zimbabwe is strongly required by the amended Constitution of the country. The Constitution, in Section 3 (Founding Principles), Section 13 (National Development), Section 17 (Gender Balance), and Section 80 (Rights of Women), makes it explicit that the state must strive for equality of men and women.
The reality, however, is different, as was so comprehensively demonstrated in the just-completed national elections. Not only was there no change from 2013 in the number of women directly elected to the National Assembly, but the number of women elected to local government seats dropped by 3%, from 16% in 2013 (RAU & IYWD. 2018 (a)). Even more

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