Issa G. Shivji is one of Africa’s leading experts on law and development issues. Shivji has served as advocate of the high court and the Court of Appeal of. Issa Shivji is one of the great public intellectuals of postcolonial Africa. He was a law student () at the University of Dar es Salaam. A Theoretical Framework by Issa G. Shivji (). The Concept of Human Rights in Africa (Codesria Book Series) by Issa G. Shivji ().

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Issa G. Shivji

This is where my interest in understanding law in the context of political economy began. Reflections on the Struggle for Democracy in Africa Apr 01, Second, the peasantry remains inherently insecure about land use: Of course, there were different tendencies, those seeing liberal democracy, human rights, multi-party as the ultimate goal and therefore demanding essentially reformist reforms.

He was a law student at the University of Dar es Salaam, growing up amidst distinguished leftist sivji such as sociologists Giovanni Arrighi, Immanuel Wallerstein and John Saul. Let the People Speak. No doubt the economic crisis of s brought out the limits of the early period — not only economic limits but even political limits. HistoryRevolutionsand Cuban Revolution.

To give one example: These fizzled out during the third phase government as neo-liberalism consolidated itself in the country and vocationalization and corporatization of the University gained momentum. Crime, Justice and Underdevelopment London: Land Tenure Reform in Tanzania.


The land question in sub-Saharan Africa has been most intriguing. Small gold-diggers got reasonable returns from the Bank of Tanzania, thus making the risk of smuggling not worth taking; while the State through the Bank of Tanzania got gold at a reasonable price compared to the world market, having cut out the middlemen and smugglers.

Does it lead to its marginalization — pushed back on smaller pockets of land, living mainly from agrarian production for own subsistence coupled with pockets of off-farm employment— or its proletarianization, or both? Land Tenure Reform in Tanzania The East African Federation is again on the horizon. But, I believe, the neoliberal honeymoon is over. Help Center Find new research papers in: Tanzania Publishing House, London: Preconditions for a popular debate on democracy more.

Tanzania down the Road to Neo- Liberalism Dakar: The land question thus expressed itself as a land tenure question and land tenure is primarily structured by law and legal rules.

Two essential aspects of the Tanzanian colonial formation determined its system of land tenure, which also made it different from Kenya and Uganda.

At the end of the day, we are back to what the old man Marx said: Interrogating the assault of imperialism on the right of peoples to slf-determination.

Reflections: An interview with Issa G Shivji | Pambazuka News

If I may conjecture — I isss it was the rather peculiar combination of the —70 cohort of law students coupled with a young faculty in the socio-economic course that provided the impetus. What role do intellectuals play in all this?


Secondly, the number of potential members of the Federation has expanded to five, Rwanda and Burundi have not isssa shown interest but want very much to be part of the process right from the beginning. The critique of economic development — agriculture as provider of primary commodities and the limits of import-substitution industrialization — was, I believe, also correct and was eventually partially accepted even by the State when it embarked on its so-called Ahivji Industries strategy, by which time it was too late.

A Life of Critical Engagement: An Interview with Issa Shivji

The University did provide relative space for progressive ideas to flourish, a terrain where progressive intellectual camaraderie could be created and sustained. The Federation of Great Lakes Region more. Eighth amendment fiasco at law more. Its recommendations and the thinking behind it is analysed. Mwalimu stared at him, and then replied: Tasks of a lawyer-intellectual more. Yash Ghai also paying tribute to my teachers from Primary trough secondary to tertiary education. Africa and Eastern Europe, Warsaw: How much is too much?