The Concept of Human Rights in Africa by Issa G. ShivjiThe Concept of Human Rights in Africa by Issa G. Shivji

The Concept of Human Rights in Africa

byIssa G. Shivji

Paperback | December 29, 1989

Pricing and Purchase Info

$37.94 online 
$40.95 list price save 7%
Earn 190 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Hitherto the human rights debate in Africa has concentrated on the legal and philosophical. The author, Professor of Law at the University of Dar es Salaam, here moves the debate to the social and political planes. He attempts to reconceptualise human rights ideology from the standpoint of the working people in Africa. He defines the approach as avoiding the pitfalls of the liberal perspective as being absolutist in viewing human rights as a central question and the rights struggle as the backbone of democratic struggles. The author maintains that such a study cannot be politically neutral or intellectually uncommitted. Both the critique of dominant discourse and the reconceptualisation are located within the current social science and jurisprudential debates.
Title:The Concept of Human Rights in AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.32 inPublished:December 29, 1989Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1870784022

ISBN - 13:9781870784023

Look for similar items by category: