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“Where there’s no fight for it there’s no freedom?: Scholars, intellectuals, civil courage, and human rights in Southern Africa

Melber, Henning

Abstract:
The article focuses on the social commitment in Southern Africa in the concepts of freedom, human rights and civil disobedience. According to the author, the concept argues for the need of a permissive postcolonial socio-political system which allows the junction of views and concludes with an appeal to opt for such a socio-political commitment. It suggests that the postcolonial reality is accurately reflected in the contradictions and challenges already described by scholars and writers.

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Title of Paper: “Where there’s no fight for it there’s no freedom?: Scholars, intellectuals, civil courage, and human rights in Southern Africa
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Date:2005
Document Type:Conference Paper (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:African Continent
Keywords:Intellectuals, Scholarly Values, Political Beliefs, Human Rights, Resistance, State, Critiques, Academic Freedom
Relationship:Subsequently published, with minor revisions, in Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 24 /2 (May 2006): 261-278


File Size:97 KB
Additional information:Presented to the 24th Biennial Conference of the Southern African Universities Social Sciences Conference (SAUSSC) at the University of Botswana, Gaborone, 5-7 December 2005
Date Added:28 November 2006


Melber, Henning (2005). “Where there’s no fight for it there’s no freedom?: Scholars, intellectuals, civil courage, and human rights in Southern Africa. Paper presented to the 24th Biennial Conference of the Southern African Universities Social Sciences Conference (SAUSSC) at the University of Botswana, Gaborone, 5-7 December 2005