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Politics, Institutions and Civil Society

In developed countries, the relationship between law and politics and the impact of the two on the development of social institutions and civil society are well documented. In Africa, numerous issues also transect politics, law and other disciplines though only a few attract rigorous academic study. This research program attends to this gap. For instance, using interdisciplinary methodologies with a focus on the legal aspects of research questions, our researchers will investigate and advance the debate on important topics such as regional integration (especially given the increasing prominence of sub-regional organizations like ECOWAS and SADC, the demise of the OAU and the birth of the African Union), elections and political processes, civil society and governance, peace and human security, corruption and the impact of multi-national corporations on indigenous communities and governments in Africa.

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Judicial Reform and Legal Training

2. Globalization, Trade Policy and Law
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Women and the Law

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Africa and Sustainable Development

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Politics, Institutions and Civil Society

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Africa and Private Sector Development