Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring
Rainer Grote and Tilmann J. Röder
Reviews and Awards
""This superb book approaches constitutional change in the Arab world by taking perspectives from the region seriously. With its mix of scholarly and practitioner perspectives, it will be an important record of the political fallout of the Arab Spring and an invaluable resource for English-language readers who do not have access to many of the internal debates. A sophisticated and important contribution." - Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, University of Chicago Law School"
""In the midst of chaotic global events, Islamic Law has been quietly undergoing a renaissance from within. This book contributes to that important movement by creating space for Muslim scholars to debate the future of Islamic Law from within its parameters. If yours has been among the chorus of voices asking, Where are the intelligent, informed, moderate voices in todays discussions about Islamic Law? this is the book you have been waiting for." - Christie S. Warren, Professor of the Practice of International and Comparative Law, Director, Center for Comparative Legal Studies, William and Mary Law School"
""This impressive book provides a uniquely comprehensive description and analysis of the Arab Spring uprisings and of the early phases of post Arab-Spring transformations in the MENA region. The editors, highly respected experts and scholars, have organized the book thematically. In each thematic section, a distinguished group of contributors from within and outside the region, explores developments in a broad cross section of Arab Spring countries. Taken together, the chapters provide us with a view of the Arab Spring that is notable for both its breadth and depth. It will be of great use to scholars and researchers in a wide variety of fields." - Clark B. Lombardi, UW Law Foundation Professor of Law, Director of Islamic Legal Studies, University of Washington School of Law"
""Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring is a herculean effort undertaken by leading authorities in the field of comparative constitutionalism. It draws from a wide variety of voices to give a full account of the contemporary state of constitutionalism throughout the Arab world, managing in a single work to combine seamlessly contributions from world class international heavyweights and local underappreciated figures alike. I am not aware of a parallel work on Arab constitutionalism that has drawn on such a rich combination of domestic and international scholars to tell this compelling story." - Haider Ala Hamoudi, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development; Associate Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law"