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"This volume examines the design and impact of courts in African federal systems from a comparative perspective. Recent developments indicate that the previously stymied idea of federalism is now being revived in the constitutional arrangements of several African countries. A number of them jumped on the bandwagon of federalism in the early 1990s because it came to be seen as a means to facilitate development, to counter the concentration of power in a single governmental actor and to manage communal tensions. An important part of the move towards federalism is the establishment of courts that are empowered to umpire intergovernmental disputes. This edited volume brings together contributions that first discuss questions of design by focusing, in particular, on the organisation of the judiciary and the appointment of judges in African federal systems. They then examine whether courts have had a rather centralizing or decentralizing impact on the operation of African federal systems"-- Provided by publisher.
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Introduction / Karl Kössler and Yonatan Fessha Judicial Federalism in Comparative Perspective / Erin F. Delaney Federalism and the Courts in Nigeria / Patrick Ukata Giving 'Shape and Texture' to the Federal System? Ethiopia's Courts and its Unusual Umpire / Yonatan Fessha and Zemelak Ayele The Courts and the Provinces in South Africa / Victoria Bronstein The Courts and Local Governments in South Africa / Oliver Fuo The Courts and Devolution: The Kenyan Experience / Conrad M. Bosire Comparative Observations / Yonatan Fessha and Karl Kössler.
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