By Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

ISBN-10: 0812239628

ISBN-13: 9780812239621

Constitutionalism is progressively turning into the commonplace kind of governance in Africa. yet how does constitutionalism take care of the lingering results of colonialism? and the way does constitutional legislations care for Islamic rules within the sector? African Constitutionalism and the function of Islam seeks to respond to those questions. Constitutional governance has now not been, nor should be, simply accomplished, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im argues. yet setbacks and problems are to be anticipated within the technique of version and indigenization of an primarily alien concept—that of of nation-state—and its function in large-scale political and social organization.

An-Na'im discusses the issues of imposing constitutionalized types of govt particular to Africa, from definitional to conceptual and useful matters. The function of Islam in those endeavors is open to problem and reformulation, and shouldn't be taken without any consideration or assumed to be unavoidably unfavorable 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 way of interpreting the incremental successes that a few African countries have already accomplished and An-Na'im finds the contingent position that Islam has to play during this technique. eventually, those concerns will make sure the long term sustainability of constitutionalism in Africa.

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