Law and Development in Africa
- Module Code:
- FHEQ Level:
- Year of study:
- Year 1
- Taught in:
- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
By the end of this module, students should be familiar with a range of English-language scholarship on the subject, have a clear understanding of the debates surrounding the question of law and development in Africa generally, and, consequently, should be able to:
- Understand the different theories of Law and Development in the context of Africa;
- Analyse the indices of socio-economic growth and explore the role of law as an instrument of social engineering in Africa;
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the parameters of Law and Development and their inter-connections in overcoming the challenges of development in different African countries;
- Undertake further critical research on the relationship between law, development and society and what contribution legal theory and institutions can make towards the quest for socio-economic development in Africa.
- Weekly 2 hour lecture
Method of assessment
- Coursework: 50% (4000 words)
- Unseen written exam: 50%
- Baderin, M.A., Law and Development in Africa: Towards a New Approach (NIALS, 2010).
- Trebilock, M.J, and Prado, M.M., Advanced Introduction to Law and Development (Elgar, 2014).
- Adejumobi, S., and Olukoshi, A., (eds.) The African Union and New Strategies for Development in Africa (Cambria, 2008).
- Seidman, A., et al. (eds.) Africa’s Challenge: Using Law for Good Governance and Development (Africa World, 2007).
- Hallward-Driemeier, M and Hasan, T., Empowering Women: Legal Rights and Economic Opportunities in Africa (The World Bank, 2013).
- Moss, T.J. and Resnick, D., African Development: Making Sense of the Issue and Actors, 3rd Revised 2nd Ed (Lynne Rienner, 2018).
- Gumede, V., Inclusive Development In Africa: Transformation of Global Relations (AISA; CODESRIA, 2018).
- Adelman, S., and Paliwala, A., The Limits of Law and Development: Neoliberalism, Governance and Social Justice (Routledge, 2021).