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Governance and state delivery in Southern Africa: examples from Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe
The Nordic Africa Institute.
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This Discussion Paper highlights in complementary ways problems and challenges for governance issues under centralised state agencies, which base their authority and legitimacy on a dominant party and its influence. The case study on Namibia argues for a need for parliamentary and administrative reform to improve the efficiency of lawmakers. The Botswana chapter explores the decision on the location of the country’s second university as an act without consultation of the local population. The Zimbabwe paper advocates an approach in favour of using the African Peer Review Mechanism as an instrument to assist in a change towards better governance. All the authors have intimate knowledge of the matters discussed through their own involvement with the respective cases and/or their individual positioning within these societies. This publication is among the final results of the project “Liberation and Democracy in Southern Africa” (LiDeSA), which was undertaken at the Institute between 2001 and 2006.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2007. , 65 p.
Series
Discussion Paper, ISSN 1104-8417 ; 38
Keyword [en]
Political development, Democratization, Political power, Governance, Political culture, Post-independence, Southern Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-136ISBN: 978-91-7106-591-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-136DiVA: diva2:240868
Note
CONTENTS -- Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe – Anything in Common? Introductory Remarks. Henning Melber -- Time for Renewal? The Namibian State and Its Governance. Gerhard Tötemeyer -- 'A Home Town Decision?' The Location of Botswana's Second University. Christian John Makgala -- Bob Is Peerless: Zimbabwe and the Quest for an African Peer Review Mechanism. Sabelo. J. Ndlovu-GatsheniAvailable from: 2009-09-30 Created: 2009-09-29 Last updated: 2009-09-30Bibliographically approved

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