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Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

Reimagining Justice, Human Rights and Leadership in Africa

Challenging Discourse and Searching for Alternative Paths

Editors: Benyera, Everisto (Ed.)

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  • Focuses on situatedness in African politics
  • Links the three core areas of leadership, human rights and justice in Africa
  • Offers African perspectives to find African solutions for African problems 
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Failed attempts in Africa to develop, democratise and instil virtues of a just state and society which promote benevolent leadership and advance political and economic rights and freedoms call for a ‘new’ imagination. By exploring a wide range of issues concerning justice, human rights and leadership, this book makes two major contributions to the extant literature in each of these areas. Firstly, as a project in decoloniality, it constitutes an ‘epistemic break’ from mainstream logics and approaches to understanding state, society and development in Africa, presenting an approach that is filtered through a Euro-American lens that reifies the hegemony of a particular spatio-temporality.  In other words, it emphasises the importance of situatedness by thinking from rather than about or with Africa. And secondly, it addresses a fundamental shortcoming in decolonial thought, which is often criticised for rejecting western paradigms of thought without providing viable alternatives.

The issues covered include state failure in Africa, the geopolitics of US and NATO military interventions on the continent, individual states’ responses to international law, indigenous moral political leadership, authentic inclusion of marginalised voices in development practice, an endogenous approach to environmental ethics, and a spiritualist reflection on the need for Africa to chart her own course to political, social and economic redemption. By searching for alternative paths to justice, human rights and leadership, this book represents an effort to actualise the core vision of the African Renaissance to find ‘African solutions for African problems’.


About the authors

Everisto Benyera is an Associate Professor of African Politics in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of South Africa in Pretoria. He is a decolonial reader and holds an MSc in International Relations from the University of Zimbabwe and a PhD in African Politics from the University of South Africa. He researches on transitology and transitional justice focusing on indigenous, traditional and non-state reconciliation, peacebuilding and healing mechanisms. He is the editor of the journal Politeia, Journal of Political Sciences and Public Administration and Management and his publications are accessible via:  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2706-9097.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Challenging Discourse and Searching for Alternative Paths: Justice, Human Rights and Leadership in Africa

    Pages 3-20

    Benyera, Everisto (et al.)

  • The Colonial State is the Problem in Africa

    Pages 21-35

    Benyera, Everisto

  • The Tyranny of the Coloniality of Nature and the Elusive Question of Justice

    Pages 39-57

    Francis, Romain

  • Don’t Develop Us Without Us! Inclusion of Indigenous Ethnic Minorities in Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

    Pages 59-74

    Mulindwa, Paul

  • Theorising the Direct Effect Doctrine of International Law in Human Rights Enforcement

    Pages 77-102

    Mude, Torque

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eBook $59.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reimagining Justice, Human Rights and Leadership in Africa
Book Subtitle
Challenging Discourse and Searching for Alternative Paths
Editors
  • Everisto Benyera
Series Title
Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25143-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25143-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25142-0
Series ISSN
2198-7262
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 194
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