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Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity

Rainer Grote and Tilmann Röder

Abstract

This 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 ... More

Keywords: Islamic constitutionalism, North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, Southern Asia, comparative constitutional law, Islamic law, international law, legal history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199759880
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199759880.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rainer Grote, author
Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany

Tilmann Röder, author
Senior Reseach Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

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Introduction

Rainer Grote and Tilmann Röder

Part 1 Constitutionalism and Islam: Conceptual Issues

Part 2 Interrelations between Constitutionalism and Sharī’ah: Antagonism or Complementarity?

2.6 The Kingdom of Jurists

Saïd Amir Arjomand

Part 3 Institutional Control of Constitutionalism

3.6 Malaysia

H.P. Lee

Part 4 Constitutionalism and Separation of Powers

4.2 Strong Presidentialism

Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron

4.4 Yemen

Iris Glosemeyer, Najib Abdul-Rehman Shamiri, and Anna Würth

4.5 Post-Soviet Central Asia

Shahram Akbarzadeh

4.8 Indonesia

Nadirsyah Hosen

Part 5 Emerging Constitutions in Islamic Countries

5.3 Quo Vadis Sudan?

Markus Böckenförde

5.7 Islam and the State in Iraq

Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi1