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Author Sultany, Nimer, author

Title Law and revolution : legitimacy and constitutionalism after the Arab Spring / Nimer Sultany
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 375 pages)
Series Oxford constitutional theory
Oxford constitutional theory
Contents Cover; Half title; Series; Law and Revolution; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Table of Cases; Table of Legislation; Introduction; I. The General Argument of the Book; II. The Structure of the Book; Part I: Legitimacy; Chapter 1 Legitimation Crisis; I. What is Legitimacy?; II. Arab Modernization: â#x80;#x9C;Stateâ#x80;#x9D; and â#x80;#x9C;Ideologyâ#x80;#x9D;; III. Legitimation: The State and Beyond; IV. Development and Exclusion; V. Law and Modernization; VI. Modernization and Democratization; VII. From Transformation to Reformism; VIII. Conclusion; Chapter 2 Constitutional Legitimation I
I. The Limits of Constitutional LegitimationII. Constitutionalism Prior to Self-â#x80;#x8B;Rule; III. Colonial Constitutions, Statehood, and Self-â#x80;#x8B;Rule; IV. Democratic Deficiencies of Pre-â#x80;#x8B;Independence Constitutions; V. The Normative Status of Pre-â#x80;#x8B;Independence Constitutions; VI. Conclusion; Chapter 3 Constitutional Legitimation II; I. Authoritarian Constitutionalism; II. Ideology and Legal Instrumentalism; III. From Temporary to Permanent Constitutions; IV. The State and Externally Imposed Constitutions; V. The State and Internally Imposed Constitutions; VI. The Role of Judicial Review
IV. Judicial Continuity and the Divided Rule of LawV. The Phenomenology of Contradiction; VI. Conclusion; Chapter 6 Lawâ#x80;#x99;s Contradictions; I. Judicial Reform versus Judicial Independence; II. Between Criminal Justice and Exceptional Courts; III. Regime Corruption and the Restitution of Property; IV. Conclusion; Chapter 7 Popular Sovereignty; I. Two Conceptions of Popular Sovereignty; II. Egyptian Procedural Popular Sovereignty; III. Egyptian Republican Popular Sovereignty; IV. Tunisian Republicanism and Lustration Law; V. Law and Politics, Substance and Procedure
VI. Egypt: From Popular Sovereignty to the Rule of LawVII. Tunisia: From Popular Sovereignty to the Rule of Law; VIII. Conclusion; Part III: Revolution and Constitution; Chapter 8 Revolutionary Constitution-â#x80;#x8B;making; I. Types of Constitution-â#x80;#x8B;making; II. Legitimacy and Participation; III. Egypt; IV. Tunisia; V. Libya; VI. Conclusion; Chapter 9 Reformist Constitution-â#x80;#x8B;making; I. Morocco; II. Jordan; III. Bahrain; IV. Oman; V. Algeria; VI. Conclusion; Chapter 10 Constituent Power; I. Theories of Constituent Power; II. From Revolution to Constitution
VII. ConclusionChapter 4 Revolution; I. Revolution and Legitimacy; II. Between a Process and an Event; III. Objections to Revolutions; IV. The Arab Spring: The People as a Political Subject; V. Revolution and Counter-â#x80;#x8B;Revolution; VI. Revolution or Coup dâ#x80;#x99;état? The People Divided; VII. Legitimacy and the Paradox of Participation; VIII. Conclusion; Part II: Revolution and Legality; Chapter 5 Legal Continuity; I. Continuity and Rupture; II. Kelsenian Rupture: Law as a System of Rules; III. Dworkinian Continuity: The Role of Principles
Summary This title provides an assessment of constitution-making, law, and revolution before and after the Arab Spring. Competing conceptualist approaches to the role of shari'a law in Arab constitutions are explored with a view to evaluating the consequences of different constitutional arrangements, and suggesting possibilities for reform
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-366) and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from front matter (University press scholarship online, viewed on March 26, 2018)
Subject Arab Spring (2010-)
Arab Spring, 2010- -- Influence
Constitutional history -- Arab countries -- History -- 21st century
Law reform -- Arab countries -- History -- 21st century
Constitutional history.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Law reform.
Arab countries.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191822167
9780191822162 (ebook)