Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.
You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.
After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.
Offers a much-needed resource for reflection on the nature and benefits of African legal theory
Points out the significance of African Legal Theory to the myriad of contemporary global challenges - war, poverty and the crises of the environment
Interdisciplinary focus covers contributions from law, philosophy, political philosophy, social philosophy, political science, social science
Unique combination of theoretical insights with a discussion of their potential relevance to practical legal, political, social, economic and cultural problems
The book is a collection of essays, which aim to situate African legal theory in the context of the myriad of contemporary global challenges; from the prevalence of war to the misery of poverty and disease to the crises of the environment. Apart from being problems that have an indelible African mark on them, a common theme that runs throughout the essays in this book is that African legal theory has been excluded, under-explored or under-theorised in the search for solutions to such contemporary problems. The essays make a modest attempt to reverse this trend. The contributors investigate and introduce readers to the key issues, questions, concepts, impulses and problems that underpin the idea of African legal theory. They outline the potential offered by African legal theory and open up its key concepts and impulses for critical scrutiny. This is done in order to develop a better understanding of the extent to which African legal theory can contribute to discourses seeking to address some of the challenges that confront African and non-African societies alike.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »African Ethic of Citizenship - African Legal Theory - African Philosophy - Contemporary African Societies - Decolonizing Legal Theory - Indigenous African Criminology - Recolonizing Legal Theory - Relevance of African Legal Theory - War, Famine, Hunger, Disease, Poverty and Injustice in Africa
Acknowledgments.- List of Contributors.- Introduction; Oche Onazi.- Part I: Law.- Chapter 1 On ‘African’ Legal Theory: A Possibility, An Impossibility or Mere Conundrum?; Chikosa Mozesi Silungwe.- Chapter 2 When British Justice (in African Colonies) Points Two Ways: On Dualism, Hybridity, and the Genealogy of Juridical Negritude in Taslim Olawale Elias; Mark Toufayan .- Chapter 3 Decoding Afrocentrism: Decolonizing Legal Theory; Dan Kuwali.- Chapter 4 Connecting African Jurisprudence to Universal Jurisprudence through a shared understanding of Contract; Dominic Burbidge.- Chapter The Legal Subject in Modern African Law: A Nigerian Report; Olúfémi Táíwó.- Part II: Rights.- Chapter 6 African Values, Human Rights and Group Rights: A Philosophical Foundation for the Banjul Charter; Thaddeus Metz.- Chapter 7 Before Rights and Responsibilities: An African Ethos of Citizenship; Oche Onazi.- Chapter 8 The Practice and the Promise of Making Rights Claims: Lessons from the South African Treatment Access Campaign; Karen Zivi.- Chapter 9 Unpacking the Universal: African Human Rights Philosophy in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart; Basil Ugochukwu.- Part III: Society.- Chapter 10 Legal Empowerment of the Poor: Does Political Participation matter? Oche Onazi.- Chapter 11 The Humanist basis of African Communitarianism as viable third alternative theory of developmentalism; Adebisi Arewa.- 12 Crime Detection and the Psychic Witness in America: an Allegory for re-appraising Indigenous African Criminology; Babafemi Odunsi.- Index.