Staff Profiles

Dr Kebapetse Lotshwao

BA in Social Sciences (Political Science and Public Administration, University of Botswana)

MSc in African Studies by Research (University of Edinburgh, UK)

PhD in Politics (University of Newcastle, Australia)

My initial work focused especially on political parties. In recent years, my research, driven largely by Gramscian theory, has focused on political economy.  

Political Economy 

African Politics

Political Economy

Gramscian theory 

Security Studies

African Politics

Political Economy 

Lotshwao, K, Imre, R, & Jose, J (2019) Democracy Assistance for Botswana: Maintaining the Status Quo in a Peripheral Capitalist Country. Journal of Developing Societies, 35 (2): 205-229.

Lotshwao, K. (2019) Additional Challenges in Democracy Support and the Need for Donors to Confront some Neglected Issues: A Response to Susan Dodsworth and Nic Cheeseman. Global Policy, 10 (1): 153-155.

Lotshwao, K. & Maruatona, T. (2018), ‘What has Ghana Got That We Haven't?’ Party Politics and Anti-Colonialism in Botswana, 1960–66: A Response to James Kirby. The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 46 (6): 1037-1043.

Lotshwao, K. (2009), The Lack of Internal-Party Democracy in the ruling African National Congress: a Threat to the Consolidation of Democracy in South Africa. Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 901-914. 


In pursuit of academic excellence