Social Movements and Democracy in Africa: The Impact of Women's Struggles for Equal Rights in Botswana, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Social Movements and Democracy in Africa

The Impact of Women's Struggles for Equal Rights in Botswana, 1st Edition

By Agnes Ngoma Leslie


234 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

African Studies

History, Politics, Economics and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies