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Western University
Political Science
Political Science 3398F/G
Richard Vande Wetering

BOTSWANA • full of praise for free markets • reserved about western accomplishments and foreign aid - wants to give power back to Africans • African tradition: decentralization as a political value. Participatory democracy, he wants to avoid the myths that democracy is foreign to them and that they received it from the west. West brought more efficient systems but a lot of things were already in place • he thinks of Africans of having private property which is complicated because of lineage based property ownership - the restrictions on it make it difficult to buy and sell property because it is owned by the whole family in compounds not by certain individuals is doing a good job economically and politically in the systems currently in place • • has education that is fitted to the current situations • Statism: the idea that the state can and should do everything and do it well - this idea is not necessarily productive for Africa because of the high
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