Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 January 2012

754 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199759880

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Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity

Rainer Grote and Tilmann Röder

  • Provides an examination of the relationship between Islam and certain key elements of modern constitutionalism in the Western tradition from both a historical and a contemporary perspective
  • Undertakes a comprehensive comparative survey of the scope, meaning and application of certain clauses, which define the role of Islam and the Sharia within a number of carefully selected constitutions in order to determine to what extent, if any, they have effectively shaped the operation of the constitutional systems of their respective countries
  • Provides country-specific case studies on the relationship between Islam on the one hand and the rule of law and human rights on the other, within contemporary Islamic societies
  • Includes a section to the so-called emerging constitutions, which are often born in times of crisis, and in response to a total or partial breakdown of the state. These constitutions have been drafted or are being drafted with a varying degree of support and assistance from the international community, frequently resulting in a fusion of modern ideas of constitutional government and moderate Islamist concepts

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