New PDF release: African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam

By Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

ISBN-10: 0812239628

ISBN-13: 9780812239621

Constitutionalism is progressively turning into the well-known 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 ideas within the quarter? African Constitutionalism and the function of Islam seeks to respond to those questions. Constitutional governance has now not been, nor may be, simply accomplished, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im argues. yet setbacks and problems are to be anticipated within the technique of variation 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 enforcing constitutionalized kinds of executive particular to Africa, from definitional to conceptual and useful concerns. The position of Islam in those endeavors is open to problem and reformulation, and shouldn't be taken without any consideration or assumed to be inevitably detrimental or confident, An-Na'im asserts, and he emphasizes the function of the corporation of Muslims within the technique of adapting constitutionalism to the values and practices in their personal societies. by means of studying the incremental successes that a few African international locations have already completed and An-Na'im unearths the contingent position that Islam has to play during this method. eventually, those matters will ascertain the long term sustainability of constitutionalism in Africa.

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