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Call # KQC524 .C658 2004
Title Constitutionalism and society in Africa / edited by Okon Akiba
Imprint Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004
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Descript. xiii, 172 p. ; 25 cm
Series Contemporary perspectives on developing societies
Summary/Abstract "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 transitional democracies. Tracing emerging trends in constitution making, it blends the theory of constitutional democracy with case studies, and defines the imperative of social justice."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Constitutional law -- Africa
Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-
Alt Author Akiba, Okon
OCLC # 55016136
Table of Contents
 Preface : in search of constitutional order 
1Constitutional government and the future of constitutionalism in Africa / Okon Akiba3
2The impact of imperialism on constitutional thought in Africa / Peter P. Ekeh25
3On the study of constitutional government in Africa / Richard L. Sklar43
4Of citizens and citizenship / Olufemi Taiwo55
5The Great Lakes crisis : historical origins, contemporary significance / Mahmood Mamdani79
6Ethnicity, the state, and constitutionalism in Africa : preliminary observations / Eghosa E. Osaghae95
7Constitutionalism and political inclusion in Nigeria / John Boye Ejobowah103
8Bringing the military and security agencies under democratic control : a challenge to African constitutionalism / Eboe Hutchful121
9Competing images of Africa : democratization and its challenges / Crawford Young141
10We, the people - our dignity and the constitution / Wole Soyinka157