Peacebuilding, Constitutionalism and the Global South: The Case for Cognitive Justice Plurinationalism (Routledge Research in Constitutional Law) (Paperback)

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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

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 Foundation for Cognitive Justice, while combining research and writing with legal practice in Nigeria.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780367726959
ISBN-10: 0367726955
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 31st, 2021
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in Constitutional Law