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The Elite as a Critical Factor in National Development: The case of Botswana
The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Discussion Paper provides insightful explanations for Botswana’s emergence as one of Africa’s developmental success stories. It underscores the role of the ruling elite coalition in shaping the particular kind of politics, inclusive policies, consensus, partnerships and vision that have contributed to the emergence of Botswana as a democratic developmental state. This is an important paper that should be read by all those keen to understand how Botswana has managed to avoid the ‘natural resource curse’ and stand out as a model of democratic stability and sustained economic growth in Africa.

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Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2011. , 48 p.
Discussion Paper, ISSN 1104-8417 ; 58
Keyword [en]
Botswana, Ruling class, Elite, Leadership, Governance, Political stability, Democracy, Economic performance, Development planning, Economic and social development
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1442ISBN: 978-91-7106-695-4OAI: diva2:451270
Available from: 2011-10-25 Created: 2011-10-25 Last updated: 2011-11-23Bibliographically approved

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