Download PDF by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im: 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 wide-spread kind of governance in Africa. yet how does constitutionalism take care of the lingering results of colonialism? and the way does constitutional legislations take care of Islamic ideas within the quarter? African Constitutionalism and the position of Islam seeks to reply to those questions. Constitutional governance has now not been, nor could be, simply accomplished, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im argues. yet setbacks and problems are to be anticipated within the means of edition and indigenization of an basically 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 kinds of executive particular to Africa, from definitional to conceptual and sensible concerns. The function of Islam in those endeavors is open to problem and reformulation, and shouldn't be taken with no consideration or assumed to be unavoidably destructive or confident, An-Na'im asserts, and he emphasizes the function of the organisation of Muslims within the strategy of adapting constitutionalism to the values and practices in their personal societies. by way of interpreting the incremental successes that a few African international locations have already completed and An-Na'im finds the contingent position that Islam has to play during this strategy. finally, those matters will verify the long term sustainability of constitutionalism in Africa.

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