African Comparative Constitutional Law
Constitutional law and constitutionalism have become topical issues in many jurisdictions around the globe, particularly regarding their application in democratic governance. The question that confronts many jurists and scholars of constitutional law is whether the pursuit of constitutional system of governance receives or should receive the same recognition in different parts of the world. For the African perspective, this is particularly so considering that many post colonial countries on the continent have not had the benefit of sustained systems of democratic or constitutional governments. The course therefore examines the interplay between constitutionalism and governance in Africa.The course does not seek to cover the entire African continent, which will be over ambitious. It rather concentrates on a few selected countries, with a view to provide a representative view of the continent? Botswana, Ghana, South Africa and Uganda. There will however be references to many other countries on the continent."