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The Resource Jurisprudence in an African context, David Bilchitz, Thaddeus Metz, Oritsegbubemi Oyowe

Jurisprudence in an African context, David Bilchitz, Thaddeus Metz, Oritsegbubemi Oyowe

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Jurisprudence in an African context
Title
Jurisprudence in an African context
Statement of responsibility
David Bilchitz, Thaddeus Metz, Oritsegbubemi Oyowe
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Language
eng
Summary
Jurisprudence in an African Context is devoted to the philosophy of law, in a way that engages earnestly with African thought and the African context. The text features primary texts by leading African intellectuals, putting these into critical dialogue with Western theorists. It addresses core jurisprudential topics, such as the nature and functions of law, the manner in which judges do and should interpret the law, theories of distributive justice, and accounts of civil and criminal justice. These abstract philosophical issues are considered in the context of salient controversies on the African continent, including: how cultural norms should influence judicial interpretation, who is obligated to fight poverty, how to effect land reform, whether to respond punitively to crimes against humanity, and, more broadly, how traditional values might inform contemporary thought and practice. Texts and topics are expounded and evaluated in a clear, accessible manner, and related questions guide readers to actively engage and respond. Jurisprudence in an African Context is suited as core material for courses in jurisprudence (including both legal and political philosophy), and may be of interest to scholars who wish to engage with African thought about the making, interpretation and enforcement of law. --
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Bilchitz, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Metz, Thaddeus
  • Oyowe, Oritsegbubemi
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  • Jurisprudence
  • Jurisprudence
  • Jurisprudence
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • South Africa
Label
Jurisprudence in an African context, David Bilchitz, Thaddeus Metz, Oritsegbubemi Oyowe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages 275-283) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Jurisprudence in an African context: an introduction -- PART 1: What is law? I: Positivism and traditional African societies -- 3. What is law? II: Natural law theory and apartheid -- 4. How should judges adjudicate in an African constitutional democracy? -- 5. Is legal interpretation subjective? -- PART 2: Theories of justice -- 6. What is a just distribution of resources? -- 7. Who has duties flowing from justice? -- 8. Whom do rights protect? -- 9. How do we rectify past injustices? -- 10. Why punish the guilty? -- 11. Concluding remarks about key philosophical distinctions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 294 pages
Isbn
9780199048496
Lccn
2017298375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1007747780
Label
Jurisprudence in an African context, David Bilchitz, Thaddeus Metz, Oritsegbubemi Oyowe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages 275-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Jurisprudence in an African context: an introduction -- PART 1: What is law? I: Positivism and traditional African societies -- 3. What is law? II: Natural law theory and apartheid -- 4. How should judges adjudicate in an African constitutional democracy? -- 5. Is legal interpretation subjective? -- PART 2: Theories of justice -- 6. What is a just distribution of resources? -- 7. Who has duties flowing from justice? -- 8. Whom do rights protect? -- 9. How do we rectify past injustices? -- 10. Why punish the guilty? -- 11. Concluding remarks about key philosophical distinctions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 294 pages
Isbn
9780199048496
Lccn
2017298375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1007747780

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