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African Customary Law Assessing Its Status and Effects Today

by Casper Njuguna

African Customary Law Assessing Its Status and Effects Today Synopsis

Africa is the emerging continent of the twenty-first century and will continue to play a major role in the world politics and trade. At the center of the African experience is customary law, which remains one of the most important and quintessential forms of legal, political, and social organization and regulation in the sub-Saharan landscape. Using qualitative and quantitative data, Casper Njuguna, sets a framework for understanding the hybrid nature of this law and creates an appropriate new moniker for it-Neo-Autogenous Sub-Saharan Law (NAS law). This systematic and empirical analysis addresses philosophical issues like human rights, property rights, women's rights, individual rights and freedoms, family relations, social structures, and political loyalties, which span beyond Africa and African scholars.

African Customary Law Assessing Its Status and Effects Today Press Reviews

This book makes a major contribution in offering an original framework for understanding the hybrid nature of customary law in Sub-Saharan Africa. The seminal work stands out as the first rigorous, systematic empirical analysis of customary law's presence and its effects in the midst of a world society that increasingly adheres to the norm of written constitutions and ordinary law. -- Linda Camp Keith, retired clinical professor at the University of Texas at Dallas

Book Information

ISBN: 9781498584401
Publication date: 2nd December 2019
Author: Casper Njuguna
Publisher: Lexington Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 88 pages
Categories: Systems of law, Politics & government, Regional studies,

About Casper Njuguna

Casper Njuguna is assistant professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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