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

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

by Nathan J. Brown
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521590264

ISBN-13: 9780521590266

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Nathan Brown's 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 important questions about the nature of Egypt's judicial system and the reasons why such a system appeals to Arab rulers outside Egypt. From the theoretical perspective, it also contributes to the

Overview

Nathan Brown's 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 important questions about the nature of Egypt's judicial system and the reasons why such a system appeals to Arab rulers outside Egypt. From the theoretical perspective, it also contributes to the debates about liberal legality, political change and the relationship between law and society in the developing world. It will be widely read by scholars of the Middle East, students of law and colonial historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521590266
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Middle East Studies Series, #6
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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