Interpreting the Exceptionality of Botswana

  title={Interpreting the Exceptionality of Botswana},
  author={Kenneth Good},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  pages={69 - 95}
  • K. Good
  • Published 1 March 1992
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
Botswana has achieved rapid growth with stability since independence in 1966, largely through the supportive interrelations between an open market economy and a system of élite democracy, successfully blending ‘traditional’ and modern elements, and offering a range of fairly free and meaningful political choices. But growth, and the policies of a selectively interventionist state, have produced increasingly deep inequalities of property and incomes, posing problems for the stability of the… 

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