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Liberal Constitutionalism: Preserving and Adapting Egypt’s Liberal Tradition

Bruce K. Rutherford

in Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158044
eISBN:
9781400846146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158044.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter studies the emergence of liberal constitutionalism in Egypt. It examines the historical foundations of Egyptian liberalism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and ... More


Khul' Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life

Nadia Sonneveld

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164842
eISBN:
9781617971082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Egyptian women gained the unique right to divorce their husbands unilaterally through a procedure called khul'. This has been a controversial ... More


Popular Sovereignty

Nimer Sultany

in Law and Revolution: Legitimacy and Constitutionalism After the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198768890
eISBN:
9780191822162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768890.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that the “rule of law” is saturated with conflicting notions of the social order. In particular, judicial deployments of rival visions of the community within the concept of ... More


The Zananzash Affair

Aidan Dodson

in Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163043
eISBN:
9781936190041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163043.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

After Tutankhamun's death, the queen wanted a husband to make him the successor of Tutankhamun's throne. She wrote to Shuppiluliumash to beg him to give her one of his sons, and promised to make him ... More


The Trial of the Murshid

Yoram Meital

in Revolutionary Justice: Special Courts and the Formation of Republican Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190600839
eISBN:
9780190633769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600839.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Political History

Drawing on the transcripts of Hasan al-Hudaybi’s trial, this chapter examines legal aspects, including the professional criticism raised by the accused, a highly experienced judge, and his counselor, ... More


Religious Freedom and the Bind of Suspicion in Contemporary Secularity

Hussein Ali Agrama

in Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Taking as an example the courts of the modern Egyptian state, this essay challenges the assumption that the modern state can be a neutral arbiter between competing systems of beliefs. Agrama argues ... More


Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Legal History: International Law, Foreign Policy, and the Construction of a Legal Order

Luigi Nuzzo

in The Transformation of Foreign Policy: Drawing and Managing Boundaries from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198783862
eISBN:
9780191826511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783862.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In order to examine the relationship between international law and foreign policy along with the way the nineteenth-century jurists used the concept of inside/outside as a conceptual couple in the ... More


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