Social Movements and Democracy in Africa: The Impact of Women's Struggle for Equal Rights in Botswana

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Political Science - 213 pages
This book examines social movements in Africa, analyzing how they emerge and how they may impact public policy, the legal and political situation, and the society by focusing on the following question: How do women's political and legal rights get extended and institutionalized in a patriarchal democratic society?
 

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Contents

1 Situating a Social Movement in Botswana
1
2 Human Rights and Social Movements in Africa
13
3 Social Movements and the State
35
4 Women and the State in Botswana
49
5 Emang Basadi in the Policy Process
69
6 The Impact of Emang Basadi
95
Social Movements in Africa
129
Appendix A
145
Appendix F
157
Appendix G
161
Appendix H
165
Appendix I
167
Appendix J
171
Appendix K
189
Notes
193
References
195

Appendix B
147
Appendix C
149
Appendix D
151
Appendix E
153

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Agnes Ngoma Leslie is a Lecturer and Outreach Director at the Center for African Studies, University of Florida, where she teaches courses in African politics, comparative politics, policy and development.

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