African Legal Theory and Contemporary Problems

Critical Essays

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ISBN: 978-94-007-7536-7 (Print) 978-94-007-7537-4 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

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    Pages 1-13

    Introduction

  3. Law

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15

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      Pages 17-30

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

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      Pages 31-70

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

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      Pages 71-92

      Decoding Afrocentrism: Decolonizing Legal Theory

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      Pages 93-108

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

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      Pages 109-127

      The Legal Subject in Modern African Law: A Nigerian Report

  4. Rights

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-129

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      Pages 131-151

      African Values, Human Rights and Group Rights: A Philosophical Foundation for the Banjul Charter

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      Pages 153-172

      Before Rights and Responsibilities: An African Ethos of Citizenship

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      Pages 173-198

      The Practice and the Promise of Making Rights Claims: Lessons from the South African Treatment Access Campaign

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      Pages 199-217

      Unpacking the Universal: African Human Rights Philosophy in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

  5. Society

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219

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      Pages 221-240

      Legal Empowerment of the Poor: Does Political Participation Matter?

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      Pages 241-264

      The Humanist Basis of African Communitarianism as Viable Third Alternative Theory of Developmentalism

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      Pages 265-288

      Crime Detection and the Psychic Witness in America: An Allegory for Re-appraising Indigenous African Criminology

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 289-293