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Issues of Constitutionalism. A case study of Uganda

Stephen Musisi Kasozi

Collezioni: Law
ISBN 978-2-36648-179-2
ISSN 2551-6086

Issues of Constitutionalism, explores what has become one of the most controversial issues on the continent. In the last few decades, constitution making, and issues of constitutionalism without any doubt, have gained considerable prominence. Much as it is argued that constitutionalism promotes the rule of law, it is also argued that many African leaders do not believe in constitutional rule or those provisions that limit their powers. It is further, argued that not every state that has a constitution (in that sense) is a constitutional state. Some constitutional law scholars are of the opinion that some are sham constitutions, in that they exist for ‘cosmetic’ purposes only and have no effect in reality. The debate in the context of philosophy of law on the constitution as written document or unwritten principles in light of democracy, the rule of law and constitutionalism is ongoing. The study critically analyses the doctrine of constitutionalism in light of majoritarian democracies in Africa focusing on Uganda as the case study and explores the question whether having a written constitution is condition enough to satisfy that any given state is indeed a constitutional state. The work in this book has looked at different theories in constitutionalism in order to encourage critical thinking on issues of a constitutional democracy, the rule of law, and human rights in general.

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Data di pubblicazione

Data di pubblicazione: 20 Febbraio 2023
Data di pubblicazione: English
Pagine: 176
Dimensioni: 156 x 234 mm
Formato: Format Papier & Numérique
Stephen Musisi Kasozi
Stephen Musisi Kasozi

Is a trained Reformed Church Minister and has served for a number of years in the Methodist churches in the UK. He is a graduate of Northwest University in South Africa with a BA Theology Degree and Domuni Universitas in Belgium with a Masters’ Degree in Human Rights.

Parole chiavi: Constitutionalism, Uganda, Africa, law, democracy