African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam / Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im.Material type: BookSeries: Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights.Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, Copyright date: ©2006Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780812201116.Subject(s): Constitutional law (Islamic law) | Constitutional law -- Africa -- Philosophy | Constitutional law -- Africa | Islam and state | Human RightsDDC classification: 342.6 Online resources: De Gruyter Rights, Action, and Social Responsibility
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Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1. Toward an Inclusive Theory of Constitutionalism -- Chapter 2. Elements of African Constitutionalism -- Chapter 3. Evaluating Experiences in Incremental Success -- Chapter 4. The Contingent Role of Islam -- Chapter 5. Islam and Constitutionalism in Sudan, Nigeria, and Senegal -- Chapter 6. Conclusions: Sustainable Constitutionalism Through Practice -- References -- Index
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Constitutionalism is becoming the prevalent form of governance in Africa. But how does constitutionalism deal with the lingering effects of colonialism? And how does constitutional law deal with Islamic principles in the region? African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam seeks to answer these questions.
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