Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

African Legal Theory and Contemporary Problems

Critical Essays

Editors: Onazi, Oche (Ed.)

  • 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​
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About this book

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.

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“This book makes an excellent contribution to the never-ending intellectual struggle against European assumptions and prejudice about the nature of past and contemporary Africa. … it provides an opportunity to understand the meanings of power and the epistemological assumptions that can aid a re-imagination of Africans’ future.” (Steve Ouma Akoth, African Affairs, September, 2016)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Onazi, Oche

    Pages 1-13

  • On ‘African’ Legal Theory: A Possibility, an Impossibility or Mere Conundrum?

    Silungwe, Chikosa Mozesi

    Pages 17-30

  • When British Justice (in African Colonies) Points Two Ways: On Dualism, Hybridity, and the Genealogy of Juridical Negritude in Taslim Olawale Elias

    Toufayan, Mark

    Pages 31-70

  • Decoding Afrocentrism: Decolonizing Legal Theory

    Kuwali, Dan (et al.)

    Pages 71-92

  • Connecting African Jurisprudence to Universal Jurisprudence Through a Shared Understanding of Contract

    Burbidge, Dominic

    Pages 93-108

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7537-4
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7536-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7953-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Legal Theory and Contemporary Problems
Book Subtitle
Critical Essays
Editors
  • Oche Onazi
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7537-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7537-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7536-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7953-1
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 293
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