The Rule Of Law In The Arab World: Courts In Egypt And The Gulf by Nathan J. BrownThe Rule Of Law In The Arab World: Courts In Egypt And The Gulf by Nathan J. Brown

The Rule Of Law In The Arab World: Courts In Egypt And The Gulf

byNathan J. Brown

Paperback | January 29, 2007

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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.
Nathan J. Brown is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University. He is the author of "Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World: Arab Basic Laws and the Prospects for Accountable Government "(2001), "The Rule of Law in the Arab World: Courts in Egypt and the Gulf "(1997), and "Peasant Po...
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Title:The Rule Of Law In The Arab World: Courts In Egypt And The GulfFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:January 29, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521030684

ISBN - 13:9780521030687

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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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"There is no doubt...that new ground has been broken here that will challenge the current generation of researchers, particularly in attempting to analyze the potential foundations for a liberal order in historically quite different Middle Eastern societies." Byron Cannon, Journal of the American Oriental Society