|Abstract||In this essay, the author argues that, despite the adoption of new rights-friendly constitutions in Africa's emerging democracies, an old "jurisprudence of executive supremacy," fashioned during the era of authoritarianism (colonial and postcolonial) and characterized by a high degree of deference to state (executive) power and a general skepticism about individual rights, remains highly influential within Africa's common-law judiciaries. There is thus a danger that judicial review and constitutional interpretation would retard, instead of facilitate, progress towards constitutional liberalism in Africa's new democracies.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Solomon Yirenkyi-Boateng (2010). Development Plans and the Sustainable Development Agenda in Africa: How Critical Realist Conceptualization Can Help. Journal of Critical Realism 9 (3):328-352.
Sharad Chari (2008). Elite Transition: From Apartheid to Neoliberalism in South Africa Unsustainable South Africa: Environment, Development and Social Protest Against Global Apartheid: South Africa Meets the World Bank, IMF and Global Finance Talk Left, Walk Right: South Africa's Frustrated Global Reforms Arise Ye Coolies: Apartheid and the Indian, 1960–1995 We Are the Poors: Community Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa Blacks in Whites: A Century of Cricket Struggles in KwaZulu-Natal. [REVIEW] Historical Materialism 16 (2):167-189.
Desmond Tutu (1983). Hope and Suffering : Sermons and Speeches. W.B. Eerdmans, 1984.
A. Dhai (2008). Hiv and Aids in Africa: Social, Political, and Economic Realities. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 29 (5):293-296.
George Carwe (2000). Affirmative Action in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Social Philosophy Today 16:77-94.
Igboin Benson (2011). Human Rights in the Perspective of Traditional Africa: A Cosmotheandric Approach. Sophia 50 (1):159-173.
Thaddeus Metz (2004). Justice and the Law. In Christopher Roederer & Darrel Moellendorf (eds.), Jurisprudence. Juta.
David Brooke (2011). Jurisprudence. Routledge.
David Brooke (2009). Jurisprudence, 2009-2010. Routledge-Cavendish.
Added to index2009-02-06
Total downloads6 ( #154,724 of 722,869 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #60,917 of 722,869 )
How can I increase my downloads?