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Rule of Law in the Arab World Courts in Egypt and the Gulf

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ISBN-10: 0521030684

ISBN-13: 9780521030687

Edition: N/A

Authors: Nathan J. Brown, Charles Tripp, Julia A. Clancy-Smith, Israel Gershoni, Roger Owen

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Nathan Browns penetrating account of the development and operation of the courts in the Arab world is based on fieldwork in Egypt and the Gulf. The book addresses several important questions. Why, for example, did Egypts political leaders construct an independent judicial system that limited their own authority? And why does such a system appeal to Arab rulers outside Egypt? While most accounts stress the role of imperialism or liberal ideology, the author maintains that the primary purpose of the system is to provide support for the officially sanctioned order. The model offers similar attractions for other Arab rulers. From the theoretical perspective, the book will contribute to the debates about liberal legality, political change and the relationship between law and society in the developing world. It will be read by scholars of the Middle East, law students and those interested in the history of law and its evolution.
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Book details

List price: $72.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Roger Owen is A. J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus, at Harvard University.

Preface
Glossary
Arab courts in comparative perspective
The creation and operation of the modern Egyptian legal system, 1876-1937
Egyptian courts, 1937-1971: centralization, authoritarianism and socialism
Egyptian courts, 1971-1996: the re-emergence of liberal legality
Legal reform in the Arab states of the Gulf
The legal system and the rule of law in Kuwait and Qatar
Popular uses of the courts
Business and the courts
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index