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Briefing paper

BP130: Chieftainship (Bogosi) endures despite democratic consolidation in Botswana

Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 130
2 Feb 2014 Botswana
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This briefing paper focuses on Batswana’s support for democracy, and the extent to which such support could be attributed to strengthening of democracy in Botswana. It also focuses on the constitution as a symbol of republicanism and foundation of democratic rule. In particular, the following explores the relationship between the support for democracy, institutionalized democratic institutions and existence of the bogosi (chieftainship) as a social and political institution.