PROPOSING A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH TO RESOLVING TRADE CONFLICTS UNDER THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA AGREEMENT (AfCFTA): A CROSS-JURISDICTIONAL ANALYSIS
Essentially a research of an interdisciplinary nature, this thesis seeks to carefully combine budding thoughts from two different areas of scholarship in order to present a unique underlying perspective. On the one hand, there is the study of conflict and its resolution from such intrinsic standpoint as to appreciate it as constitutive of the Society with the aim of achieving more wholesome outcomes that accentuates the uniqueness of each society. On the other hand, the recent coming to force of AfCFTA has left so much for scholars to grapple with, including how its dispute settlement regime could reflect more on the African character. In merging these two discourses, this thesis aims to give context to the former while proffering theoretical basis to the latter in a seamless symbiotic flow.