Emerging Human Rights: The African Political Economy Context

Synopsis

This edited collection of international, interdisciplinary studies deals with important theoretical considerations about human rights in Africa. It addressses both theoretical issues and actual case studies of human rights violations in the African context. The volume is divided into two sections: theory and issues and violations. Also examined are the African context of human rights development and the impact of Ghanaian black feminism. Shepherd provides a pathbreaking overview of the political economy of African human rights. The unique perspective provided by African scholars, along with European and American scholars of Ghanaian black feminism. A comprehensive bibliography completes the volume. The unique perspective provided by African scholars, along with European and American scholars of black Africa, makes this book an important addition to the literature of human rights and African studies.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Obed O. Mailafia
  • George W. Shepherd Jr.
  • Julius O. Ihonvbere
  • Nienanya Onwu
  • Osita Eze
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990