The 2003 cricket world cup: implications for identity and democracy in Zimbabwe

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dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-22 en
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T22:22:54Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T22:22:54Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6368
dc.description Paper presented at the "Experimenting with the global: the public life of the 2010 event", WISER Symposium, University of the Witwatersrand, July en
dc.description.abstract Sports mega-events have the potential to provide a focal point for the strengthening of national unity and coherent national identity. They are also said to be able to provide a catalyst or incentive for democratization and human rights processes if hosted by authoritarian or democratically weak regimes. However, the outcomes for host nations are not always predeterminable. An analysis of South African and Zimbabwe's co-hosting of the 2003 Cricket World cup illustrated this point. A racially charged discourse informed much of the changes about Zimbabwe's co-host status, both transnational with the racial and ethic contours of the cricket playing commonwealth world and domestically within the host nations, thereby undermining the broader attempts at transforming the sport. Instead of the event having a generally liberalizing effect on Zimbabwean society it ultimately aided in further entrenching the regime. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject NATIONAL IDENTITY en
dc.subject SPORT en
dc.subject ZIMBABWE en
dc.subject DEMOCRACY en
dc.subject NATIONAL IDENTITY RECONSTRUCTION en
dc.title The 2003 cricket world cup: implications for identity and democracy in Zimbabwe en
dc.type Conference or seminar papers en
dc.BudgetYear 2005/06 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4280 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=16592 en
dc.outputnumber 2827 en
dc.bibliographictitle Van der Merwe, J. (2005) The 2003 cricket world cup: implications for identity and democracy in Zimbabwe. (Paper presented at the "Experimenting with the global: the public life of the 2010 event", WISER Symposium, University of the Witwatersrand, July). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6368 en
dc.publicationyear 2005 en
dc.contributor.author1 Van der Merwe, J. en


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