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Citizenship in Africa, the law of belonging, Bronwen Manby

Summary
"Citizenship in Africa provides a comprehensive exploration of nationality laws in Africa, placing them in their theoretical and historical context. It offers the first serious attempt to analyse the impact of nationality law on politics and society in different African states from a trans-continental comparative perspective. Taking a four-part approach, Parts I and II set the book within the framework of existing scholarship on citizenship, from both sociological and legal perspectives, and examine the history of nationality laws in Africa from the colonial period to the present day. Part III considers case studies which illustrate the application and misapplication of the law in practice, and the relationship of legal and political developments in each country. Finally, Part IV explores the impact of the law on politics, and its relevance for questions of identity and 'belonging' today, concluding with a set of issues for further research. Ambitious in scope and compelling in analysis, this is an important new work on citizenship in Africa."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Table Of Contents
Part I. Introduction -- Part II. Empire to independence: the invention of nationality in Africa -- Part III. African nationality laws since independence -- Part IV. Country case studies -- Part V. Conclusions
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (413 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781509920808

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