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Reasonable radicals and citizenship in Botswana : the public anthropology of Kalanga elites

Author: Richard P Werbner
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2004.
Series: African systems of thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Werbner assesses the role of the Kalanga minority in Botswana. Since independence the Kalanga have dominated government & business, yet their strong values & stable social order has allowed them to forge effective alliances with other ethnic groups & to contribute to significant social improvements.
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Werbner, Richard P.
Reasonable radicals and citizenship in Botswana.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607419404
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Werbner
ISBN: 0253344026 9780253344021 025321677X 9780253216779
OCLC Number: 53361323
Description: x, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: reflections and frontiers --
Postcolonial wisdom: the post-civil service and the public good --
The minorities debate --
The politics of recognition and "pressure groups" --
Cosmopolitan ethnicity, entrepreneurship, and the nation --
Official blundering and the discredited commission --
Land, clients, and tribal bureaucrats --
Bringing back the dead --
Public Officer, Public Officer Emeritus --
The making of a reasonable radical --
Epilogue: postcolonial wisdom, beyond Afro-pessimism.
Series Title: African systems of thought.
Responsibility: Richard Werbner.
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