Peacebuilding, Constitutionalism and the Global South: The Case for Cognitive Justice Plurinationalism, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Peacebuilding, Constitutionalism and the Global South

The Case for Cognitive Justice Plurinationalism, 1st Edition

By Kajit Bagu

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312 pages

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Hardback: 9780367202569
pub: 2019-07-22
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This book presents the case that liberal constitutionalism in the global South is a legacy of colonialism and is inappropriate as a means of securing effective peace in regions that have been subject to recurrent conflict. The work demonstrates the failure of liberal constitutionalism in guaranteeing peace in the postcolonial global South. It develops an alternative, more compelling constitutionalism for peacebuilding in conflicted regions. This is based on constitutionalism that recognises plurality as a major feature in the global South. Drawing on events in Nigeria, it develops a constitutional model, based on Cognitive Justice, which could deliver peace by addressing historic, conceptual, legal, institutional and structural issues that have created social inequality and injustice. The study also incorporates insights from the development of plurinational constitutions in South America. The book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, academics and policy-makers with an interest in constitutional legal theory, peacebuilding and postcolonial studies

Table of Contents

Introduction Part A: The Non-West In ‘Global’ Constitutionalism And Cognitive Justice 1. Global South Identities In ‘Global’ Constitutional Discourse 2. The Cognitive Justice Framework Part B: Shaping Of Nigeria’s Middle-Belt Devastation: British Colonialism And Sinister Liberal Constitutionalism 3. British Colonialism And Diversity In Nigeria’s Middle-Belt 4. Nigeria’s Sinister Liberal Constitutionalism And Diverse Identities Part C: Plurinational Constitutionalism For Effective Peacebuilding; Remaking Nigeria 5. Plurinational Constitutionalism For A Diverse Global South 6. Making A Plurinational Order From ‘Nigeria’; Conclusion: Sameness Versus Diversity In The Future Of World Peace/Order

About the Author

Kajit J Bagu (John Paul) received his doctorate from the University of Edinburgh, and his Masters in International Development, Law and Human Rights at the University of Warwick, specialising in Globalisation and Human Rights. He currently manages a low-key Foundation for Cognitive Justice, while combining research and writing with legal practice in Nigeria.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW016000
LAW / Comparative
LAW018000
LAW / Constitutional
LAW075000
LAW / Public
POL004000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
POL022000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Constitutions
POL034000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace
POL035010
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
POL045000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism