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Author Werbner, Richard P.

Title Reasonable radicals and citizenship in Botswana : the public anthropology of Kalanga elites / Richard Werbner
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 254 pages)
Series African systems of thought
African systems of thought.
Contents Introduction: reflections and frontiers -- Postcolonial wisdom: the post-civil service and the public good -- The minorities debate -- The politics of recognition and "pressure groups" -- Cosmopolitan ethnicity, entrepreneurship, and the nation -- Official blundering and the discredited commission -- Land, clients, and tribal bureaucrats -- Bringing back the dead -- Public Officer, Public Officer Emeritus -- The making of a reasonable radical -- Epilogue: postcolonial wisdom, beyond Afro-pessimism
Summary Richard Werbner assesses the role of the Kalanga minority in Botswana. Since independence the Kalanga have dominated government and business, yet their strong values and stable social order has allowed them to forge effective alliances with other ethnic groups and to contribute to significant social improvements
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Elite (Social sciences) -- Botswana.
Kalanga (African people) -- Botswana -- Politics and government.
Botswana -- Politics and government -- 1966-
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003023837
ISBN 0253110246 (electronic bk.)
9780253110244 (electronic bk.)