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The Resource African constitutionalism and the role of Islam, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naʻim

African constitutionalism and the role of Islam, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naʻim

Label
African constitutionalism and the role of Islam
Title
African constitutionalism and the role of Islam
Statement of responsibility
Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naʻim
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Constitutionalism is steadily 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. Constitutional governance has not been, nor will be, easily achieved, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im argues. But setbacks and difficulties are to be expected in the process of adaptation and indigenization of an essentially alien concept--that of of nation-state--and its role in large-scale political and social organization. An-Na'im discusses the problems of implementing constitutionalized forms of government specific to Africa, from definitional to conceptual and practical issues. The role of Islam in these endeavors is open to challenge and reformulation, and should not be taken for granted or assumed to be necessarily negative or positive, An-Na'im asserts, and he emphasizes the role of the agency of Muslims in the process of adapting constitutionalism to the values and practices of their own societies. By examining the incremental successes that some African nations have already achieved An-Na'im reveals the contingent role that Islam has to play in this process. Ultimately, these issues will determine the long-term sustainability of constitutionalism in Africa
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law (Islamic law)
  • Islam and state
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law (Islamic law)
  • Constitutional law
  • Islam and state
  • Africa
Label
African constitutionalism and the role of Islam, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naʻim
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn759158209
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 199 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201116
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35gmbj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158209
Label
African constitutionalism and the role of Islam, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naʻim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn759158209
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 199 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201116
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35gmbj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158209

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