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Diamonds, Dispossession and Democracy in Botswana


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Diamond dependent economic wealth
Ruling party predominance
The social consequences of diamond dependency
The dispossession and subordination of the San
Appendix: Matters arising - a case of the president, high court and public opinion

About the Author

Kenneth Good was Professor of Politics at the University of Botswana when he was expelled from the country.


This book is a welcome addition to the literature and serves as a timely warning to the international community that it needs to look beyond the triumphalism of headlines to unearth the truth. POLITICAL STUDIES REVIEW

Rich in anecdotes and sardonic in tone, Good's book remains analytically compelling. His use of comparative examples, from both within and outside Africa, is particularly enlightening. SURVIVAL
This book adds a new dimension to Kenneth Good's more than a decade long research and writing on Botswana. There are new insights on mineral dependency, social inequalities, political elitism, Presidentialism, corruption, and elite democracy. This is a book that we should read now and, hopefully, if we have survived the weight of Presidentialism and militarisation of the Botswana state, revisit years later. BOTSWANA SUNDAY STANDARD
A must-read for anyone teaching African politics. The evidence is compelling. TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT

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