Martin Chanock's insights into the construction of African
'customary' law and the architecture of South African racial
oppression provide the starting points for this volume, which
includes: Professor Martin Chanock's preview of his book on the
difficult history of African constitutionalism, and the potential
promise of a return to a living customary law Professor Chris Arup
on the ways that cause lawyering in Australia (as elsewhere) is
shaped by its setting, and the ways that Chanock, as an educator,
worked to affect that setting Professor Frank Munger on cause
lawyering and grassroots advocacy as a path to liberty even in
systems lacking legalist traditions Professor Stephen Ellmann on
the value of South African legalism, in light of Chanock's insight
that a racist system of law is affected by race in every aspect of
its operation Professor Hugh Corder on the role of South Africa's
highest courts in the making of the state, both in the early 20th
century and today Professor Jonathan Todres on Chanock's analysis
of customary law as a key to understanding the ways the global
North views African states -- and itself Professor Julia
Sloth-Nielsen and Dr Lea Mwambene on the complicated integration of
customary law into the ordinary law of post-apartheid South Africa
Professor Fareda Banda on the 'centrality' of Chanock's work in
understanding African law, and the impact of his thinking on
scholarship and advocacy. For Martin Chanock - Essays on Law and
Society is a special issue (Volume 28 No 2) of the journal Law in
Context. You can purchase a single copy of this issue through this
page, or subscribe to the journal from the journal page.
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• Heinz J. Klug
• Penelope Andrews
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