Front Cover

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Title Page

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Copyright Page

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Table of Contents

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Acknowledgements

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pp. vi-vi

I wrote this book in Harare, Zimbabwe during my sabbatical. Colleagues at the Faculty of Law, University of Zimbabwe provided the intellectual atmosphere which was very encouraging, enabling . . .

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Preface

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pp. vii-viii

The Human Rights Discourse on and in Africa is intellectually backward, even by the standards of the African social science. That would not matter if . . .

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Introduction - Rights Ideology and Rights Struggle

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pp. 1-8

Once upon a time, in the continent's five centuries of domination and bleeding, 'black skins' were said to have no souls. They could be bartered for beads; gunned . . .

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1 - The Dominant Discourse

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pp. 9-42

Human rights discourse has become one of the main' growth points' of the academic industry in the last fifteen or so years. The output of literature on . . .

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2 - A Critique

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pp. 43-68

The prevailing human rights discourse on Africa, as I have endeavoured to highlight in ChaRter One, is fundamentally within the idealist philosophical . . .

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3 - Revolutionising Human Rights Framework

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pp. 69-92

The discussion of the prevailing human rights discourse in Chapter One and its critique in Chapter Two have sufficiently exposed the need to build a new . . .

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4 - Dominant and Revolutionary Tendencies Illustrated

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pp. 93-108

Broadly the two tendencies in human rights, which may be characterised as 'dominant' and 'revolutionary', are manifested respectively in a . . .

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Conclusion: An Agenda for Research

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pp. 109-110

Several issues and areas have been thrown up by this work which have been either under-researched or very often unresearched. As we observed . . .

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Appendix

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pp. 111-115

We live at a time of great hopes and deep despair; a time of conflicts and contradictions; a time when liberation struggles have succeeded in arousing the . . .

Index

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pp. 117-126

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