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Constitutionalism and society in Africa

Author: Okon Akiba
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004.
Series: Contemporary perspectives on developing societies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The issues addressed in this book provide new insight into the way we conceive, reflect and study the problems of political transformation and constitution-making in Africa. The study provides a refreshingly in-depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of constitutional provisions for managing the challenges of race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, civil liberties and civil-military relations in Africa's  Read more...
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Constitutionalism and society in Africa.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004
(OCoLC)606328498
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Okon Akiba
ISBN: 0754636402 9780754636403
OCLC Number: 55016136
Description: xiii, 172 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Constitutional government and the future of constitutionalism in Africa / Okon Akiba --
Impact of imperialism on constitutional thought in Africa / Peter P. Ekeh --
On the study of constitutional government in Africa / Richard L. Sklar --
Of citizens and citizenship / Ohufemi Taiwo --
Great Lakes crisis / Mahmood Mamdani --
Ethnicity, the state, and constitutionalism in Africa / Eghosa E. Osaghae --
Constitutionalism and political inclusion in Nigeria / John Boye Ejobowah --
Bringing the military and security agencies under democratic control / Eboe Hutchful --
Competing images of Africa / Crawford Young --
We, the people, our dignity and the Constitution.
Series Title: Contemporary perspectives on developing societies.
Responsibility: edited by Okon Akiba.

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