Preface; Glossary; 1. Arab courts in comparative perspective; 2. The creation and operation of the modern Egyptian legal system, 1876-1937; 3. Egyptian courts, 1937-1971: centralization, authoritarianism and socialism; 4. Egyptian courts, 1971-1996: the re-emergence of liberal legality; 5. Legal reform in the Arab states of the Gulf; 6. The legal system and the rule of law in Kuwait and Qatar; 7. Popular uses of the courts; 8. Business and the courts; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
The Rule of Law in the Arab World: Courts in Egypt and the Gulfby Nathan J. Brown
Pub. Date: 01/18/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This penetrating account of the development and operation of the courts in the Arab world in based on fieldwork in Egypt and the Gulf. The book addresses important questions about the nature of Egypt's judicial system and the reasons why such a system appeals to Arab rulers outside Egypt.
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