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Human Rights in Africa
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 275

Human Rights in Africa

An interpretative history of human rights in Africa, exploring indigenous rights traditions, anti-slavery, anti-colonialism, post-colonial violations and pro-democracy movements.

Imperialism and Human Rights
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 226

Imperialism and Human Rights

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-01-03
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

Looks at the language of rights used by diverse interest groups in British-colonized Nigeria.

Imperial Justice
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 211

Imperial Justice

The idea of justice was a centrepiece of British imperial policy. At the apex of the colonial judicial system in Africa stood the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London and the regional Appeal Courts in the colonies. Focusing on these courts, this book examines the imperial control of judicial governance in Africa. It analyses the role of these Imperial Appeal Courts in maintaining colonial racial, ethnic, and cultural boundaries while at the same timeupholding judicial uniformity in interpreting and applying colonial law. Examining not only to the role of Imperial Appeal Courts in the colonies, this book also highlights the reciprocal place ofcolonized peoples in shaping the processes and outcomes of imperial justice.

Between culture and constitution
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 104

Between culture and constitution

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Beyond Power and Privilege
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 425
Human Rights in Africa
  • Language: en

Human Rights in Africa

Human rights have a deep and tumultuous history that culminates in the age of rights we live in today, but where does Africa's story fit in with this global history? Here, Bonny Ibhawoh maps this story and offers a comprehensive and interpretative history of human rights in Africa. Rather than a tidy narrative of ruthless violators and benevolent protectors, this book reveals a complex account of indigenous African rights traditions embodied in the wisdom of elders and sages; of humanitarians and abolitionists who marshalled arguments about natural rights and human dignity in the cause of anti-slavery; of the conflictual encounters between natives and colonists in the age of Empire and the 'civilizing mission'; of nationalists and anti-colonialists who deployed an emergent lexicon of universal human rights to legitimize longstanding struggles for self-determination, and of dictators and dissidents locked in struggles over power in the era of independence and constitutional rights.

Minority Rights and the National Question in Nigeria
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 253

Minority Rights and the National Question in Nigeria

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-03-18
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  • Publisher: Springer

This book offers a thematic study of key debates in the history of the ethnic politics, democratic governance, and minority rights in Nigeria. Nigeria provides a framework for examining the central paradox in post-colonial nation building projects in Africa – the tension between majority rule and minority rights. The liberal democratic model on which most African states were founded at independence from colonial rule, and to which they continue to aspire, is founded on majority rule. It is also founded on the protection of the rights of minority groups to political participation, social inclusion and economic resources. Maintaining this tenuous balance between majority rule and minority rights has, in the decades since independence, become the key national question in many African countries, perhaps none more so than Nigeria. This volume explores these issues, focusing on four key themes as they relate to minority rights in Nigeria: ethnic and religious identities, nationalism and federalism, political crises and armed conflicts.

Globalization, Development and Human Security
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 228

Globalization, Development and Human Security

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007
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  • Publisher: Polity

World poverty and development are more salient than ever on the global political agenda. The campaigns of the global justice movement, the growing securitization of development in the aftermath of 9-11, the intensification of global inequality, and the perceived threats of global pandemics, migrations and failed states have contributed to a sense of renewed urgency. The contributors to this volume, including Bjorn Hettne, Fantu Cheru, Jeffrey Haynes and Bonny Ibhawah, share a common intellectual aspiration to re-unite the study of development with the study of international relations or global politics as it is more broadly conceived today. Although globalization has transformed the context of development, it has yet to significantly transform for the better the prospects for real development or human security amongst the worlds most vulnerable communities. Whether globalization, development and human security are inescapably trapped within a vicious circle or a virtuous cycle is the central concern of this book. The volume will be importance to student of development studies, international relations and politics, globalization and economics.

Minority Rights and the National Question in Nigeria
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 253

Minority Rights and the National Question in Nigeria

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-03-18
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  • Publisher: Springer

This book offers a thematic study of key debates in the history of the ethnic politics, democratic governance, and minority rights in Nigeria. Nigeria provides a framework for examining the central paradox in post-colonial nation building projects in Africa – the tension between majority rule and minority rights. The liberal democratic model on which most African states were founded at independence from colonial rule, and to which they continue to aspire, is founded on majority rule. It is also founded on the protection of the rights of minority groups to political participation, social inclusion and economic resources. Maintaining this tenuous balance between majority rule and minority rights has, in the decades since independence, become the key national question in many African countries, perhaps none more so than Nigeria. This volume explores these issues, focusing on four key themes as they relate to minority rights in Nigeria: ethnic and religious identities, nationalism and federalism, political crises and armed conflicts.