Botswana - politics and society
- Edge WA, Lekorwe MH
- ISBN: 9780627022319
- eISBN: N/A
- ePub ISBN: N/A
- 544 Pages | Published: 1998
This multidisciplinary book consists of 31 chapters covering aspects such as history, sociology, demography, law, economics, environmental studies, politics and public administration; presented in a style that is accessible to both scholars and the general public. The book provides depth and breadth to the field of politics and society generally, while increasing our knowledge of Botswana in particular.
The editors are lecturers at the University of Botswana.
PART I: The precolonial era and the establishment of the Bechuanaland Protectorate
1. The kgosi in a traditional Tswana setting
2. The nature of Batswana states: Towards a theory of Batswana traditional government - the Batawana case
3. Missionary imperialism: the case of Bechuanaland
4. Land, cattle and ethnicity: the creation of Linchwe's Bakgatla, 1875-1920
5. The establishment and consolidation of the Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1870-1910
PART II: The colonial administration and its transformation
6. Twentieth century antecedents of decolonising nationalism in Botswana
7. The struggle for political freedom and independence
8. The emergence of political parties in Botswana
PART III: The creation and development of the public sector bureaucracy
9. Constitutional development in Botswana
10. The formation and structure of central government and its institutional relationship with local government in Botswana
11. Local government and district planning
12. The chieftaincy system and politics in Botswana, 1966-95
13. The role and responsibilities of members of parliament in facilitating good governance and democracy
14. The president: His office, functions and powers
PART IV: Rural development and government policy
15. Land reform and primitive accumulation: A closer look at the Botswana Tribal Grazing Land Policy
16. The rise and fall of Botswana's cooperative movement
PART V: The emergence of urbanisation and industrial development
17. Population distribution and urbanisation
18. The impact of urbanisation on the society, economy and environment of Botswana
19. Botswana and diamond-dependent development
20. Botswana's public enterprises
21. Botswana: A developmental state
PART VI: Political participation and civil society
22. Human rights, development and the rule of the law in post-colonial Botswana
23. Elections and electoral experience in Botswana
24. Majority rule, life presidency and factional politics
25. Equality of citizenship and the gendering of democracy in Botswana
26. The role of the press in independent Botswana
PART VII: Botswana's foreign policy
27. The role of Botswana in the liberation of Southern Africa since 1966
28. Aid management in Botswana: Experience and lessons
29. Trade: Botswana in the post-apartheid era
30. New dimensions in Botswana's foreign policy
PART VIII: Conclusion
31. Politics and society in Botswana: Future scenarios
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