One can be communalistic
or socialistic without being a socialist," Ayittey writes in Defeating Dictators: Fighting Tyranny in Africa and Around the World.
Most of the African scholars who attempt to develop political theories in order to deal with the question of how the society (in this case, newly-independent African country of their origin) was to be organised attested to the communalistic
nature of pre-colonial African societies and the familyhood mentality that held the fabric of these pre-colonial African societies together.
This in the true sense is the very point of African philosophy as represented by the communalistic
foundation of the philosophy of Ubuntu.
Should the secular ideals we have nourished and the democratic values we have upheld so far be allowed to be destroyed by the hammer blows of communalistic
fails to connect with Palestine and its preoccupation with communalistic
collective rights and collective well-being.
This is a derivative of the claim by many African intellectuals, religious and political leaders that (a) traditional African societies were largely communalistic
and (b) that any understanding of an African person, whether at the metaphysical level or socio-political level must be from the communalistic
If all these Muslims were communalistic
such a unified stand could not have been dreamed of.
Some nationalist leaders felt that African societies were communalistic
Courts' traditional exclusion of natural laws, natural phenomena, and abstract principles from patentability arose from several rationales, at least some of which resonate with the traditional Mertonian norms discussed above, (119) For example, patentable subject matter doctrine reflected a communalistic
theory of technological progress in which scientists and inventors could draw from a shared pool of upstream basic knowledge to further their research and develop downstream technologies.
home environments to value identities grounded there
But this naturally raises the problem of the strict balance between being individualistic and communalistic
In an Afrocentric temperament, the poet deplores this attitudinal tendency towards the self by African rulers and recommends the alternative of a communalistic
ethos which binds rather than severs and individuates.