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Title:Sources of Constitutional Thought in Borno
Author:Brenner, Louis
Year:1973
Periodical:Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria
Volume:7
Issue:1
Period:December
Pages:49-65
Language:English
Geographic terms:Northern Nigeria
Nigeria
Subjects:Bornu polity
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Politics and Government
Abstract:Constitution includes not only law but custom and practice as well. This study of Islam in a non-legalistic light reveals the core of Borno political process. Sections: socio-political structure - Islam - transformation of constitution in Borno. Conclusion: the normative models of socio-political relationship, most especially the discipline-respect relationship is a more important source of constitutional thought in Borno than the shari'a (Muslim law). Notes.
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