Normative spaces and legal dynamics in Africa
- Full Title:
- Normative spaces and legal dynamics in Africa
- Other Author:
- Seidel, Katrin.
- Statement of Responsibility:
- Edited By Katrin Seidel, Hatem Elliesie
- Law and Anthropology
- 316 p.
- African legal realities reflect an intertwining of transnational, regional, and local normative frameworks, institutions, and practices that challenge the idea of the sovereign territorial state....
Summary:African legal realities reflect an intertwining of transnational, regional, and local normative frameworks, institutions, and practices that challenge the idea of the sovereign territorial state. This book analyses the novel constellations of governance actors and conditions under which they interact and compete. The work follows a spatial approach as the emphasis on normative spaces opens avenues to better understand power relations, processes of institutionalization, and the production of legitimacy and normativities themselves. Selected case studies from thirteen African countries deliver new empirical data and grounded insights from, and into, particular normative spaces. The individual chapters explore the interrelationships between various normative orders, diverse actors, and their influences. The encounters between different normative understandings and actors open up space and multiple forums for negotiating values. The authors analyse how different doctrines, institutions, and practices are constructed, contested, negotiated, and adapted in translation processes and thereby continuously reshape Africa’s multidimensional normative spaces.
- • PROLOGUE Normative Spaces In Africa: Constructing, Contesting, Renegotiating, And Adapting Dynamics • PART I constructing Normative Spaces • 1 ‘Forensic Fetishism’ And Human Rights...
Contents:• PROLOGUE Normative Spaces In Africa: Constructing, Contesting, Renegotiating, And Adapting Dynamics • PART I constructing Normative Spaces • 1 ‘Forensic Fetishism’ And Human Rights After Violent Conflict: Uncovering Somaliland’s Troubled Past • 2 Transitional Justice Atmospheres: The Role Of Space And Affect In The International Criminal Court’s Outreach Efforts In Northern Uganda • 3 The Libyan Constitution-Making Process: A Tool For State-Building In A Divided Socio-Normative Space? • PART II Contesting Normative Spaces • 4 Challenges, Limits, And Prospects Of ‘Judicial Governance’ In Nigeria’s Political Translation (1999–2014) • 5 Contesting Normative Spaces: The Status Of African Traditional Courts Under International Human Rights Law • 6 Protecting Groups In Africa: Between International Law, National Law, And Local Customary Law • PART III Re-Negotiating Normative Spaces • 7 Mind The Gaps: Renegotiating South African Legal Pluralism Within The Post-Apartheid State • 8 Judicial Governance In Ghana: Negotiating Jurisdictional Authority In The Post-Colonial State • 9 Living Customary Law In South Africa: Negotiating Spaces For Women In Traditional Communities • PART IV Adapting Normative Spaces • 10 The Legal Laboratory In Rwanda: Experimentalization And Adaptation • 11 Negotiated Outcomes In Low-Resourced Courts: Tanzania’s Land Courts System • 12 Land Grabbing In Ethiopia: Questioning FDI And Big Government Projects • 13 Whither Courts? Forest Protection In Kenya: Case Of Mau Forest • EPILOGUE Beyond A Linear Model Of Law In Space And Time
- Publisher & Date:
- London ; New York : Routledge, 2020.
- Date of Publication:
- C 27
- 9780367859060 (hbk)
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