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Julia Preece and Dama Mosweunyane

Botswana is currently regarded as a model of African democracy. Since its independence in 1966 the country has enjoyed unparalleled peace and stability within the African continent. It has also experienced unprecedented changes from being one of the ten poorest countries in the world to its current status as a middle income country. However, in spite of the advances of the last thirty years the nation still experiences high levels of poverty and inequality. Perceived inhibitors to progress in these matters are attributed to the younger generation’s erosion of traditional values and a collective reluctance to take pride in the nation. Their citizenship roles and responsibilities appear to be lacking. There has, however, been little investigation into how the youth’s values have been formed in the context of a rapidly changing world. This book offers an analysis of how the youth are reconciling globalisation influences with traditional cultural values and belief systems. It argues that the youth do care about their nation, but their priorities are different. It also recommends educational interventions that might nurture the best of Botswana’s cultural heritage whilst ensuring an active, democratic citizenry that is relevant to the twenty-first century.

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