Leopards and Leaders: Constitutional Politics Among a Cross River People

Leopards and Leaders: Constitutional Politics Among a Cross River People

By: Malcolm Ruel (author)Hardback

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This study of politics and government among a West African people, the Banyang of the Upper Cross River, covers the end of the period of Colonial administration. The book: * Shows the inter-relationship between the structure of the small forest communities and the highly autonomous processes by which they were governed * Analyses the relationship between residence and common descent as principles of corporate grouping * Includes a case study of the political struggle involved in one community's claims to independence. Originally published in 1969.

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1. Introductory: The Banyang PeoplePart 1: the Morphology of the Complex Community2. The Banyang Community3. The Community and Common Descent4. Community Constitution and the Colonial AdministrationPart 2: Processes of Government5. The Nature of Community Authority6. Judicial Processes7. Other Governmental Processes8. Limitations upon the Corporate Structure of the CommunityPart 3: The Role of the Associations9. Traditional Associations10. Ngbe11. Modern Associations and the clan UnionsPart 4: Processes of Group Formation12. Genealogical Growth and the Formation of New Residential Groups13. The Processes of constitutional Politics: the Tali Split

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/02/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780415330022
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 380
  • ID: 9780415330022
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 0415330025

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