Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law

Prior to 1981 this Journal was named:






NUMBER 14 / 1977




C.0. AKPAMGBO is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Enugu Campus). He received his LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from University College, London. He has written extensively on family law, commercial law, and the conflict of laws in Nigeria, and was co—editor (with T.O. Elias and S.N. Nwagbara of African Indigenous Law (Enugu: Government Printer, 1975).

P.K.A. AMOAH is a member of the Department of Law of the National University of Lesotho.

JOHN M. COHEN is Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology at Cornell University. He has been legal advisor to the Ethiopian government (1964—66) and lecturer in political science at Haile Sellassie I University (1971—73). He has a Ph.D. in political science and a J.D. and has published widely on rural development and land tenure issues in Ethiopia. He is presently completing a monograph on local government in Ethiopia with Peter Koehn.

PETER KOEHN is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Montana. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Colorado. He taught public administration at the then Haile Sellassie I University from 1970 to 1972, and returned to Ethiopia in 1975 to continue his research. He is the author of “Urban Origins and Consequences of National Local Political Transformation in Ethiopia”, in John Walton and Louis H. Masotti (eds.) The City in Comparative Perspective (New York: John Wiley & Son, 1976), “Ethiopian Politics: Military Intervention and Prospects for Further Change,” XII Africa Today (April/June 1975), and other articles on Ethiopian government and politics.

ROBERT MARTIN is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario. He has taught at the University of Nairobi, The University of Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland (where he was head of the Department of Law and Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies), and the Institute of Public Administration of the University of Dar es Salaam. He received his LL.B. from the University of Toronto, and his LL.M. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the author of Personal Freedom and the Law in Tanzania (Nairobi: Oxford University Press, 1974), and numerous articles on law, political economy, and underdevelopment.