Law, bureaucracy and reform

Africa is a continent of many legal orders (customary, statutory, international and religious). 

DASA’s emphasis on interdisciplinary and ‘on the ground’ research reveals how people’s everyday navigations between different legal orders generate new (and sometimes competing) understandings of justice.

Researchers

Academic staff:

 

  • Jessica Johnson: Social anthropology specialising in Southern Africa, anthropology of gender and law in Malawi
  • Kate Skinner: social and political histories of modern and contemporary Ghana and Togo, political activism, gender activism, legal reform, print cultures, mass literacy and education in other African countries.

Doctoral researchers:

  • Henry Brefo: Modernisation, Bureaucracy and Traditional rule in Ghana: The case of the Otumfuo Education Fund
  • Gabriel Okele: Constituents and Parliamentarians: The Quest for Political Accountability in Contemporary Nigeria
  • Nathalie Raunet: Citizenship, nationality and belonging in the Ghana-Togo borderlands

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