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作者 Alexander, Karin
書名 A Fine Balance : Assessing the Quality of Governance in Botswana
出版項 Cape Town : IDASA Publishers, 2012
©2012
國際標準書號 9781920409852 (electronic bk.)
9781920409777
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (120 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
附註 Cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Foreword -- Introduction -- BOTSWANA'S GREAT DEMOCRATIC STORY -- THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A MINIMALIST DEMOCRACY -- GROUNDS FOR FUTURE CONTESTATION -- THE ECONOMY AND SOCIETY -- RISING PERCEPTIONS OF CORRUPTION AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LAPSES -- CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS -- A NEW TURN IN BOTSWANA'S GOVERNANCE -- REGIONAL AND WORLD PRESSURE -- ENDNOTES -- THE INDEX. 100 QUESTIONS CONTEXTUALISING BOTSWANA'S DEMOCRACY -- SECTION ONE - PARTICIPATION AND DEMOCRACY -- NATIONHOOD -- PARTICIPATION AND INVOLVEMENT -- GOVERNMENT LEGITIMACY -- CITIZENSHIP OBLIGATIONS AND DUTIES -- TOLERANCE -- CONCLUSION -- ENDNOTES -- SECTION TWO - ELECTIONS AND DEMOCRACY -- ELECTIONS -- EQUAL VOTES -- OPEN COMPETITION -- ELECTION RULES -- VOTER INFORMATION -- ELECTORAL PARTICIPATION -- ELECTORAL OUTCOMES -- FUNDING ELECTIONS -- CONCLUSION -- ENDNOTE -- SECTION THREE - ACCOUNTABILITY AND DEMOCRACY -- EXECUTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT -- PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY -- LAW-MAKING AND THE BUDGET PROCESS -- ACCESS TO INFORMATION -- ACCESSIBILITY AND INDEPENDENCE -- CONCLUSION -- ENDNOTES -- SECTION FOUR - POLITICAL FREEDOMS AND DEMOCRACY -- CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS -- FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND PARTICIPATION -- POLITICAL PARTIES -- MEDIA RIGHTS -- CONCLUSION -- ENDNOTES -- SECTION FIVE - HUMAN DIGNITY AND DEMOCRACY -- SOCIO-ECONOMIC RIGHTS PROTECTION -- REASONABLE ACCESS TO CLEAN AND ADEQUATE WATER -- ADEQUATE FOOD -- ADEQUATE SHELTER AND HOUSING -- ADEQUATE AND UNIMPEDED ACCESS TO LAND -- HEALTH CARE -- EDUCATION -- POVERTY -- JOBS AND RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE -- DELIVERY OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS -- CORPORATE GOVERNANCE -- CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS -- ENDNOTES -- BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION -- REFERENCES -- Back Cover
This inaugural Democracy Index for Botswana is intended to set a benchmark for democracy to be measured against. The tool, developed and honed by Idasa over many years, assesses the depth of democracy in a country through five focus areas: participation, elections, accountability, political rights, and human dignity. The research relies on expert analysis to answer a set of questions that interrogate how closely, in practice, democracy meets the broad ideal of self-representative government. More specifically, to what extent can citizens control elected officials and government appointees who make decisions about public affairs? And how equal are citizens to one another in this accountability process? The purpose of the scores is to assist citizens in making their own judgements, based on the information made available, to stimulate national debate and to provide democracy promoters with a tool for identifying issues and needs that can be addressed by education, advocacy, training, institution building and policy revision. Idasa's Democracy Index – initially developed for South Africa – is being expanded into Southern Africa in an effort to broaden the capacity of individuals and organisations monitoring and supporting democratic governance efforts in the region
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Alexander, Karin A Fine Balance : Assessing the Quality of Governance in Botswana Cape Town : IDASA Publishers,c2012 9781920409777
主題 Democracy -- Botswana.;Botswana -- Politics and government
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Alt Author Kaboyakgosi, Gape
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