This course provides an introduction to the basic structures of African and Asian legal systems in their pre-modern, modern and post-modern settings, and places the subject within the wider debate about the future of non-Western laws in light of globalisation. The focus is on the larger groupings of legal systems under the rubric of African, Hindu, Chinese, Islamic laws. The systems are studied in relation to concepts internal to them and in relation to concepts of Western jurisprudence. There is also a focus on selected state-based or jurisdictional legal systems of African and Asia, coverage of which varies from year to year.
100 per cent exam