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Industry Regulation in Botswana: Case Studies in Industry Governance, Implementation and Public Accountability
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These case studies on the media, the legal profession, the retirement funds and construction industries, reveal insights about using regulation. In Botswana, regulation is highly state centred, largely mimics competition, engenders multiple accountability

Research Group
 Public Sector Reforms

Date
  09th July 2013

Author
 Gape Kaboyakgosi; Margaret Sengwaketse; Tachilisa Balule (Eds)

Keywords
  Industry Regulation: Governance

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These case studies on the media, the legal profession, the retirement funds and construction industries, reveal insights about using regulation. In Botswana, regulation is highly state centred, largely mimics competition, engenders multiple accountability measures, and emphasises consensus more than punishment. The result is a very, complex, often confusing policy environment. There is more interdependence between government, regulators and industry, as policy resources like finance, formal-legal authority, information, technical know-how, and political connections are fragmented between government and industry.

Academics, industry professionals, students of government, the economy, law and business will all find this a very useful volume to understanding an increasingly important approach to managing Botswana’s public policy.


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