1st Edition

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

ISBN 9780415651806
Published June 28, 2012 by Routledge
234 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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?

Table of Contents

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

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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.