Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Overcoming Botswana's Alcohol Paradigm
by Parmigiani, John-Paul Michael, M.A., The American University of Paris (France), 2008, 144; 10305877
Abstract (Summary)

Botswana is often praised as a leading modern African state. Although the country enjoys one of the highest per capita incomes on the continent, it also faces sobering challenges such as one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the world. Policy design, the alcohol industry, and cultural traditions and practices exacerbate an already difficult situation, stunting development and preventing a higher quality of life for Botswana and its people.

This thesis will reveal the strong incentives of the government to allow the alcohol industry to behave irresponsibly, by taking advantage of cultural practices to advance their market share. Recommendations will be made to overcome these obstacles to build a more promising future for Botswana’s citizens.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Perry, Susan H, Hagel, Peter
School: The American University of Paris (France)
School Location: France
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: International Relations
Keywords: Africa, Alcohol paradigm, Botswana
Publication Number: 10305877
ISBN: 9781369494419
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