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Author Werbner, Richard

Title Reasonable Radicals and Citizenship in Botswana
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2004


Description 1 online resource (268 pages)
Contents Cover; TOC; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Reflections and Frontiers; 1. Postcolonial Wisdom: The Post-Civil Service and the Public Good; 2. The Minorities Debate; 3. The Politics of Recognition and "Pressure Groups"; 4. Cosmopolitan Ethnicity, Entrepreneurship, and the Nation; 5. Official Blundering and the Discredited Commission; 6. Land, Clients, and Tribal Bureaucrats; 7. Bringing Back the Dead; 8. Public Officer, Public Officer Emeritus; 9. The Making of a Reasonable Radical; Epilogue: Postcolonial Wisdom, Beyond Afro-pessimism; Notes; References; Author Index; Subject Index
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
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Subject Kalanga (African people) -- Botswana -- Politics and government
Elite (Social sciences) -- Botswana
Elite (Social sciences)
Politics and government.
Regions & Countries - Africa.
History & Archaeology.
SUBJECT Botswana -- Politics and government -- 1966-
Subject Botswana.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780253110244