234 pages | 15 B/W Illus.
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?
Introduction 1. Situating a Social Movement in Botswana 2. Human Rights and Social Movements in Africa 3. Social Movements and the State 4. Emang Basadi in the Policy Process 5. The Impact of Emang Basadi 6. Conclusions: Social Movements in Africa