African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im PDF

By Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

ISBN-10: 0812239628

ISBN-13: 9780812239621

Constitutionalism is progressively turning into the widespread type of governance in Africa. yet how does constitutionalism care for the lingering results of colonialism? and the way does constitutional legislations take care of Islamic rules within the zone? African Constitutionalism and the position of Islam seeks to respond to those questions. Constitutional governance has no longer been, nor can be, simply accomplished, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im argues. yet setbacks and problems are to be anticipated within the technique of version and indigenization of an primarily alien concept—that of of nation-state—and its position in large-scale political and social organization.

An-Na'im discusses the issues of imposing constitutionalized different types of govt particular to Africa, from definitional to conceptual and sensible matters. The function of Islam in those endeavors is open to problem and reformulation, and shouldn't be taken without any consideration or assumed to be unavoidably damaging or confident, An-Na'im asserts, and he emphasizes the function of the organization of Muslims within the means of adapting constitutionalism to the values and practices in their personal societies. via analyzing the incremental successes that a few African countries have already accomplished and An-Na'im unearths the contingent function that Islam has to play during this technique. finally, those concerns will ensure the long term sustainability of constitutionalism in Africa.

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