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  • Mpabanga, D. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 2000)
    This article attempts to analyse the trends and patterns relating to the past eight general elections in Botswana, from the pre-independence period in 1965 to 1999. Factors that have influenced elections in the last eight ...
  • Molomo, M.G. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 2000)
    This article outlines that the Constitution of Botswana provides for an executive presidency with extensive powers. Unlike other constitutions in the region where power is vested with the people, in Botswana it is vested ...
  • Molomo, M.G. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 2000)
    Electoral systems are manipulative instruments that determine how elections are won and lost. Botswana is widely regarded as a frontrunner in democratic politics, but the electoral system that it operates has been wanting ...
  • Sebudubudu, D. (Made Plain Commucation, 2008)
    Botswana has since 1965 held nine successive multi-party elections, making it Africa's longest running democracy. Although elections are high tension events, they have not sparked violence in Botswana- a rare feature in ...
  • Mfundisi, A. (Made Plain Commucation, 2008)
    This chapter looks at local governance in the context of the national integrity system. Local councils provide local services and incur financial expenses within the statutory framework set by the central government. The ...
  • Sebudubudu, D. (University of Botswana, http://www.ub.bw, 2008)
    This article argues that despite a change in government in 1994, there are continuities and parallels between the politics of patronage and political corruption under the apartheid National Party and African National ...
  • Maundeni, Z. (Academic Journals, http://www.academicjournals.org, April, 2010)
    This article considers Lesotho’s political history and culture, a political history characterised by rebellious chiefs who had rejected Christianity and who were heavily armed and fought numerous wars against their black ...
  • Molomo, M.G. (Made Plain Commucation, 2008)
    This chapter discusses the national integrity system of political parties. In assessing the viability and integrity of political parties, the purpose of their existence needs to be established and analysed. The building ...
  • Mothusi, B.; Dipholo, K.B. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. www.wiley.com, 2008)
    This article argues that efforts by the Government of Botswana to embark on privatisation of some parastatals as well as contracting out the provision of certain services with the main intention of enhancing productivity ...
  • Maundeni, Z. (University of Botswana, www.ub.bw, 2008)
    The post-colonial Botswana elite built a developmental state.The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) inherited a developmental state-promoting state culture, which it used to modernise state institutions, to focus on creating ...
  • Lekorwe, M. (Made Plain Commucation, 2008)
    This chapter assesses the effectiveness of the Office of the Auditor General as a key pillar of the national integrity system in Botswana. It gives an overview of the laws and rules governing the establishment and operation ...
  • Molomo, M.G. (Routledge, http://www.informaworld.com, 2000)
    This paper discusses the relationship between the ruling party and opposition parties in the struggle to capture political power in Botswana. It demonstrates the resilience of the multi-party framework that is founded on ...
  • Maundeni, Z. (The Botswana Society, 2008)
    The Botswana government proposed to the national parliament the setting up of an enlarged intelligence agency known as the Directorate of Intelligence and Security. It drafted and published in the Government Gazette, an ...
  • Somolekae, G.S. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 2000)
    This article is about the struggles of Batswana women to attain gender equality. The article traces women's exclusion from public decision-making much broadly as a fundamental feature of the Tswana patriachal structure. ...

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