Monageng Mogalakwe obtained his PhD (Sociology) from the University of Warwick in 1994 , an MA (Sociology) from the University of Essex in 1984 and a B.Ed (Sociology and Education) from the University of Botswana and Swaziland in 1980. His area of expertise is State-Society Relations, including State-Labour relations, Political Sociology and Sociology of Development. He previously worked as a Rural Sociologist, Applied Research Unit, at the then Ministry of Local Government and Lands before joining the University of Botswana in 1988. He has edited one scholarly publication, authored one book, single authored several refereed publications, and produced several technical reports on rural development and labour relations, including two co-authored technical reports for the International Labour Organization. Prof Mogalakwe is a long-time political activist and social commentator, and was a member of South Africa’s uMkhonto We Sizwe underground support network in Gaborone, Botswana.