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African Legal Traditions

  • George Mousourakis
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Abstract

One fundamental question about African law relates to its place among the legal systems of the world. Although this expression has always been used as a popular descriptor encompassing all African legal systems, the question whether it exists per se has always been controversial among comparative law scholars. Consequently, the answers to this question have varied over time depending on legal, temporal and historical contexts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Mousourakis
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  1. 1.International RelationsRitsumeikan UniversityKyotoJapan

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