Chatterjee’s essay introduces the six articles in “Postcolonial Legalism,” a special section in CSSAAME 34.2. The essays in the section explore the specific field of postcolonial practices of the law in four countries: India, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, and South Africa. The key concern in all discussions of the legal-constitutional framework of postcolonial politics is the question of social (including economic) transformation.
Partha Chatterjee; Introduction: Postcolonial Legalism. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 August 2014; 34 (2): 224–227. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-2773803
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