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Good, Kenneth 1933-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 150 publications in 1 language and 2,412 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC687.P3, 321.8
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Good
Trust in the capacities of the people, distrust in elites by Kenneth Good( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratization is a sociopolitical process and the society that may grow out of it where people make decisions on matters affecting them. It is an unending struggle to win such rights and power, to hold and to extend them. The contending classes are essentially the poor and weak majority of the people and the elite of wealth, status, and power. This book begins with the study of politics in democratic Athens 508-322 BCE, and how it revolved around the divisions between an uneducated poor majority of citizens and a small, wealthy elite. All citizens were deemed equally capable of holding political office, and life in democratic Athens was itself an education through the wide political experience a citizen necessarily acquired. The second study is of Britain's centuries long and profoundly incomplete democratization, polarizing usually the urban poor, unequally against the Grandees, the oligarchy, and subsequent elites. A third exemplifier is South Africa, beginning in the 1970s-80s when two big processes were going on simultaneously: an external armed struggle led by the African National Congress (ANC), and a path-breaking domestic democratization represented by the United Democratic Front and the trade unions. The democratization that emerges here is a matter of aspiration and impulse by determined men and women, which fail more often than they succeed, yet appear again in other times and places. Two main models of democracy are in contention. A representative from revolving around free elections, in which competing elites "get themselves elected" utilizing their wealth and celebrity. The liberal form achieved preeminence in Britain and the United States over some 150 years, but is now under serious threat from its own dysfunctionalities and the alienation of its citizens from its institutions and their elitist, self-serving values. And there is the participatory model, now being approached again since the mid-1970s in many places, from Portugal, Poland and Czechoslovakia, to South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt, and Iceland. Many such impulses will fail, but they offer hope, and on the record, immense satisfaction to their participants. --Provided by publisher
Diamonds, dispossession & democracy in Botswana by Kenneth Good( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Good was professor of politics at the University of Botswana when he was expelled from the country. Here, he argues that Botswana's diamonds should be used to diversify the economy and reduce poverty. He also examines the dispossesion of the Bushmen, and the government's grip on power
The liberal model and Africa : elites against democracy by Kenneth Good( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book critically examines the realities of liberal democracy: its elitism and non-accountability and its inequalities and injustices. Participatory systems and movements, whether in Athens, seventeenth and nineteenth-century England, or South Africa 1970-90, are more effective in satisfying the democratic aspirations of the people and in curtailing ambitious elites than what is passed off now as 'democracy.'By interrogating contemporary democratic regimes in the United States, and in Botswana and South Africa, the severe limitations and constraints inherent in liberal democracy are highlighted. The need for a clear evaluation of what constitutes democracy emerges as a powerful message of Kenneth Good's argument
Development and dependency : the political economy of Papua New Guinea by Azeem Amarshi( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papua New Guinea : a false economy by Kenneth Good( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realising democracy and legitimacy in Southern Africa by Kenneth Good( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bushmen and diamonds : (un)civil society in Botswana by Kenneth Good( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Botswana's democracy is often considered to be a comparatively advanced and positive example of an African state in terms of political culture and the notion of "good governance". This paper challenges the assumption that the country's current political and socio-economic system is, in fact, exemplary
Articulated agricultural development : traditional and capitalist agricultures in Papua New Guinea by Mike Donaldson( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western domination in Africa by Kenneth Good( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing democracy in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa by Kenneth Good( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the heart by Kenneth Good( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratisation in Southern Africa : barriers and potentialities by Kenneth Good( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kenyans and their foreign policy pressures, images, and decisions by Kenneth Good( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of rural capitalism in PNG : coffee production in the Eastern Highlands by Kenneth Good( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state and extreme poverty in Botswana : the San and destitutes by Kenneth Good( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corruption and mismanagement in Botswana : a best-case example? by Kenneth Good( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting the exceptionality of Botswana by Kenneth Good( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assessment of the status of the San in Botswana by Lin Cassidy( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class and politics in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea by Mike Donaldson( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accountable to themselves : predominance in southern Africa by Kenneth Good( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The liberal model and Africa : elites against democracy
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The liberal model and Africa : elites against democracyRealising democracy and legitimacy in Southern AfricaBushmen and diamonds : (un)civil society in BotswanaInto the heart
Alternative Names
Good, Kenneth

Kenneth Good académicu australianu

Kenneth Good australischer Akademiker

Kenneth Good political scientist

Languages
English (122)