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Published: 02 November 2017

512 Pages

ISBN: 9780199048496

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Jurisprudence in an African Context

Edited by David Bilchitz, Thaddeus Metz, and Oritsegbubemi Oyowe

  • The text is of interest to, and accessible to, law students within South Africa and the sub-Saharan region. Its purpose is to make jurisprudence relevant to Southern African students, and to ensure that readers are able to identify with the history, values, and ethics which underpin the discussions.
  • The text allows readers to engage in philosophically informed debates about contemporary dilemmas within the African context. It examines the unique contribution of African jurisprudence, in order to consider many of the important and urgent questions which are of concern for those living in Africa.
  • The text engages readers in extracts of primary texts, which are supported by commentary. The authors' commentary guides the reader to understand the essential meaning of the primary sources, explains the relevance of the excerpts to a (South) African context, and highlights the relationships between excerpts. This pedagogical approach offers the reader greater depth of meaning and personal engagement in the learning experience.

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