Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World : Arab Basic Laws and the Prospects for Accountable Government / Edition 1

Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World : Arab Basic Laws and the Prospects for Accountable Government / Edition 1

by Nathan J. Brown
     
 

The collapse of authoritarian regimes and the global resurgence of liberal democracy has led to a renewed interest in constitutions and constitutionalism among scholars and political activists alike. This book uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian regimes and assesses the degree to which such constitutions can be… See more details below

Overview

The collapse of authoritarian regimes and the global resurgence of liberal democracy has led to a renewed interest in constitutions and constitutionalism among scholars and political activists alike. This book uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian regimes and assesses the degree to which such constitutions can be used in the effort to make the regimes more accountable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791451588
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
SUNY Series in Near Eastern Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Part One The Purposes of Arab Constitutions

Introduction: Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World

1. Early Constitutional Documents in the Middle East

2. Constitutions and Arab Monarchies

3. Republican Constitutions

Conclusion to Part One: The Purposes of Arab Constitutions

Part Two Constitutional Possibilities in the Arab World

Introduction: Constitutions and Constitutionalism

4. Parliamentarism and Constitutional Possibilities in the Arab World

5. Judicial Review in Arab Constitutional Systems

6. Islamic Constitutionalism

Conclusion: Lessons from the Arab Constitutional Experience

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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