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Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries

Author: Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Roeder (eds.)
Isbn: 9780199759880
Pages: 730
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Place: Oxford
Published/Year: 2012
Category: n\a


The book examines the question of whether something similar to an "Islamic constitutionalism" has emerged out of the political and constitutional upheaval witnessed in many parts of North Africa, the Middle East, and Central and Southern Asia in order to identify its defining features and to assess the challenges it poses to established concepts of constitutionalism. This book offers an integrated analysis of the constitutional experience of Islamic countries, drawing on the methods and insights of comparative constitutional law, Islamic law, international law and legal history. European and United States experiences are used as points of reference against which the peculiar challenges, and the specific answers given to those challenges in the countries surveyed, can be assessed. Whether these concepts can be applied successfully to the often grim political and social realities of their countries will provide invaluable insights into whether such a fusion can be sustained, and may even pave the way for a new era of constitutionalism in Islamic countries.

Table of contents

?INTRODUCTION (Grote and Röder)
?PREFACE (Grote and Röder)
?1. Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: A Contemporary Perspective of Islamic Law (Kamali)
?2. The Centrality of Shar??ah to Government and Constitutionalism in Islam (Abou El Fadl)
?3. The Separation of Powers in the Tradition of Islamic Statehood (Quraishi)
?1. Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: A Survey from the Perspective of International Law (Wolfrum)
?2. The Limited Applicability of Shar??ah under the Constitution of Nigeria (Ebeku)
?3. Constitutionalism in the Maghreb: Between French Heritage and Islamic Concepts (Le Roy)
?4. The Relation between Constitution and Shar??ah in Egypt (Sherif)
?5. Secularism in Islamic Countries: Turkey as a Model (Özbudun)
?6. The Kingdom of Jurists: Constitutionalism in Iran (Arjomand)
?7. Islam and the Constitutional Foundations of Pakistan (Lau)
?8. Constitutionalism, Islam and National Identity in Malaysia (Harding)
?1. Models of Institutional Control: The Experience of Islamic Countries (Grote)
?2. Constitutional Jurisdiction and its Limits in the Maghreb (Gallala)
?3. The Turkish Constitutional Court as a Defender of the Raison d'Etat (Can)
?4. A Different Approach to the Control of Constitutionalism: Iran's Guardian Council (Shirvani)
?5. The Last Defender of Constitutional Reason? Pakistan's Embattled Supreme Court (Khan)
?6. Malaysia: The Politics of the Judiciary (Lee)
?1. The Separation of Powers: Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Röder)
?2. Strong Presidentialism: The Model of Egypt (Bernard-Maugiron)
?3. The Separation of Powers in a Fragmented State: The Case of Lebanon (Koch)
?4. Yemen: A Burgeoning Democracy on the Arab Peninsula? (Shamiri / Würth / Glosemeyer)
?5. Post-Soviet Central Asia: The Limits of Islam (Akbarzadeh)
?6. The Rise of Presidentialism in Post-Soviet Central Asia: The Example of Kazakhstan (Kembayev)
?7. Westminster Democracy in an Islamic Context: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia (Grote)
?8. Indonesia: A Presidential System with Checks and Balances (Hosen)
?1. Constitution-Making in Islamic Countries
?A Theoretical Framework (Afsah)
?2. Constitutionalism and Islam in Libya (Mezran)
?3. Shar??ah and Human Rights in the Interim Constitution of Sudan (Böckenförde)
?4. Statehood and Constitution Building in Somalia: Islamic Responses to a Failed State (Elliesie)
?5. Constitution-Making and State-Building: Redefining the Palestinian Nation (Khalil)
?6. The Protection of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories (Cotran / Brown)
?7. Islam and the State in Iraq: The Post-2003 Constitutions (Istrabadi)
?8. Constitutional Legitimacy in Iraq: What Role Local Context? (Al-Ali)
?9. The Separation of Powers and the Problem of Constitutional Interpretation in Afghanistan (Hashimzai)
?10. Constitutionalism in an Islamic Republic: The Principles of the Afghan Constitution and the Conflicts between them (Moschtaghi)

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