Political Accountability In Botswana’s Liberal Democracy: A Critical Appraisal

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Batlang Seabo
Mogopodi Lekorwe
Kabelo Moseki

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Botswana has been regarded as a frontrunner in democratic practice and good governance, yet accountability, which is one of the cornerstones of a liberal democracy, is in a deficit. While on one hand Batswana express popular preference for accountability and demand leaders to account, on the other hand there is a short supply of accountability from elected officials and parliament. This state of affairs is at odds with modern democratic practice and is clearly indicative of an accountability deficit for a country that is considered the oldest democracy on the continent. The article argues that elected leaders and parliament should be accountable in order to enhance the quality of Botswana’s democracy. 

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Seabo, B., Lekorwe, M., & Moseki, K. (2017). Political Accountability In Botswana’s Liberal Democracy: A Critical Appraisal. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 4(17). https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.417.3619
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