Emerging Legal Thoughts in a 21st Century Nigeria
Africa and the entire developing countries are in the grip of neocolonialists who merely substitute for the nineteenth century invaders. Over the years also, various African countries have organized themselves into pseudo-democracies, some with written constitutions which arrogate supremacy to themselves. But the constitutions, unfortunately, are only expression of the will of their rulers who claim to rule by the dictates of the law. Hence, with adulteration of the term, rule of law, many African rulers subjugate their citizenry to inhuman and degrading treatment in its worst form. And more unfortunate is the justification given to validity of those constitutional frauds with the prevalent of legal positivism which have held sway since the nineteenth century. This book revisits the topic of legal positivism with a view to dislodging the common, but erroneous notion, that whatever is stated in the constitutions attain validity irrespective of its beneficial value. The book assists policy makers and researchers, activists and progressives to articulate alternative arguments to the approach of good governance query which have eluded Africa for so long. Nigeria was used as a model.
著者 Nurudeen Emmanuel
Product type 文庫本
寸法 220 x 150 mm