Traditional Leadership and Democratisation in Southern Africa: A Comparative Study of Botswana, Namibia, and Southern Africa

@inproceedings{Dsing2002TraditionalLA,
  title={Traditional Leadership and Democratisation in Southern Africa: A Comparative Study of Botswana, Namibia, and Southern Africa},
  author={Sandra D{\"u}sing},
  year={2002}
}
What are the impacts of ethnically based, traditional political institutions on democratic state and nation building in Southern Africa and how do heterogeneous sources of legitimacy affect the prospects of long term democratic regime consolidation? What are the impacts of "traditionalism" employed for purposes of party-political mobilisation? An indicator for the political influence of traditional leadership in Southern Africa is the fact, that a considerable number of democratically elected… CONTINUE READING

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