Regional integration as a means for achieving national interests: the case of Botswana
Thekiso, Matenge Clive
Patenaude, Bertrand M.
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Botswana gained independence in 1966 and was immediately faced with an enormous task of development since the country was very poor and depended largely on external aid. Ironically much of this grants in aid was British. Political turmoil in neighboring countries and Botswana's economic fragility did not make anything easy. National power was almost nonexistent, and Botswana tended more to the use of diplomacy, regional and even international fora in pursuit of her national interests. To some extent, these endeavors were successful even though there were occasional socioeconomic and political setbacks. With positive changes that have occurred in the regional and international climate, diplomacy, and inter-state joint efforts have proved to be the most viable and less costly avenues for countries to pursue. To this end, joint regional efforts within SADC are the best way to go for players in the Southern African 'region.'
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