David B. Moore

Professor Moore has spent around 30 years trying to understand Zimbabwean politics, history, and political economy – eight of those have been while he has been teaching at UJ as Professor of Development Studies and sometimes the department head. He thinks he’s getting close to comprehending the complexities of politics and development north of the Limpopo. When he wants things to seem a bit clearer he dabbles in development ‘theory’: sometimes abstractions make more sense than the empirics.