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Seeking Viable Grassroots Representation Mechanisms in African Constitutions: Integration of Indigenous and Modern Systems of Government in Sub-Saharan Africa
     

Seeking Viable Grassroots Representation Mechanisms in African Constitutions: Integration of Indigenous and Modern Systems of Government in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Charles Mwalimu
 
In this book Charles Mwalimu explores viable grassroots representation mechanisms in African constitutions in order to positively integrate indigenous and modern systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. A comparative study method is used to examine the constitutional principles of chieftaincy and local government and their impact on human rights. To establish and prove lack of

Overview

In this book Charles Mwalimu explores viable grassroots representation mechanisms in African constitutions in order to positively integrate indigenous and modern systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. A comparative study method is used to examine the constitutional principles of chieftaincy and local government and their impact on human rights. To establish and prove lack of positive integration Mwalimu connects this failure to poor constitutionalism, development and stultified growth and human rights violations. This book proposes remedial actions to build nondiscriminatory constitutional regimes eradicating violations of human rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433107825
Publisher:
Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date:
08/26/2009
Pages:
723
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Charles Mwalimu is a former Senior Legal Specialist at the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Zambia, a Masters degree in law librarianship from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and a Masters degree in law from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate. As an acknowledged and respected authority on all matters of African law, Mwalimu has advised governments, international organizations, and human rights organizations on democracy, development, and the rule of law in Africa. He has published extensively and is listed in Who’s Who in American Law.

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