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Justice interrupted : the struggle for constitutional government in the Middle East

Author: Elizabeth Thompson
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 were often portrayed in the media as a dawn of democracy in the region. But the revolutionaries were-and saw themselves as-heirs to a centuries-long struggle for just government and the rule of law, a struggle obstructed by local elites as well as the interventions of foreign powers. Elizabeth F. Thompson uncovers the deep roots of liberal constitutionalism in the Middle  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Thompson
ISBN: 9780674073135 0674073134
OCLC Number: 812067717
Description: xi, 418 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: The rise of a constitutional model of justice, 1839-1920 --
Mustafa Ali: Ottoman justice and bureaucratic reform --
Tanyus Shahin of Mount Lebanon: peasant republic and Christian rights --
Ahmad Urabi and Nizam al-Islam: a new model of justice in Egypt and Iran --
Part II: Movements for local and collective models of justice, 1920-1965 --
Halide Edib, Turkey's Joan of Arc: the fate of liberalism after World War I --
David Ben-Gurion and Musa Kazim in Palestine: genocide and justice for the nation --
Hasan al-Banna of Egypt: the Muslim Brothers? --
Pursuit of Islamic justice --
Comrade Fahd: the mass appeal of communism in Iraq --
Akram al-Hourani and the Baath Party in Syria: bringing peasants into politics --
Part III: Struggles for justice in the absence of a political arena after 1965 --
Abu Iyad: the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the turn to political violence --
Sayyid Qutb and Ali Shariati: the idea of Islamic revolution in Egypt and Iran --
Wael Ghonim of Egypt: the Arab Spring and the return of universal rights --
Chronology.
Responsibility: Elizabeth F. Thompson.
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