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Jurisprudence in an African context

Bilchitz, David, author

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  • Creator David Bilchitz, Thaddeus Metz, Oritsegbubemi Oyowe
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Cape Town : Oxford University Press Southern Africa, 2017.
  • Physical Details
    • xxv, 294 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0199048495, 9780199048496
  • OCLC on1007747780

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references ( pages 275-283) and index.

Contents

  • 1. Jurisprudence in an African context: an introduction -- PART 1: What is law? I: Positivism and traditional African societies -- 3. What is law? II: Natural law theory and apartheid -- 4. How should judges adjudicate in an African constitutional democracy? -- 5. Is legal interpretation subjective? -- PART 2: Theories of justice -- 6. What is a just distribution of resources? -- 7. Who has duties flowing from justice? -- 8. Whom do rights protect? -- 9. How do we rectify past injustices? -- 10. Why punish the guilty? -- 11. Concluding remarks about key philosophical distinctions