oa African Review - Political science and political science research in Africa

Volume 4, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0002-0117



There was a time in Africa when a very high premium was placed on the study of law and political science. Those African elites who had been to British universities, in so far as their education was related to politics, tended to emphasize law. This was partly a function of the local needs. As nationalism started to create an impact, often against unsympathetic colonial administrations, defence of nationalists demanded legal expertise.

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