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Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt

Hussein Ali Agrama

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226010687
eISBN:
9780226010700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010700.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The central question of the Arab Spring—what democracies should look like in the deeply religious countries of the Middle East—has developed into a vigorous debate over these nations' secular ... 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


The ‘Khul̒ Law’ Criticized: The First Pen

Nadia Sonneveld

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164842
eISBN:
9781617971082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Provides an examination of the written sources in the national media, including newspapers and magazines. In addition to an analysis of the debate on khul', it presents an examination of reforms ... More


Past Precedents and Colonial Rule

Thomas Martin

in Empires of Intelligence: Security Services and Colonial Disorder after 1914

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251175
eISBN:
9780520933743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251175.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter returns us to the question of how colonial governments made policy choices about the treatment of subject populations, particularly in circumstances where imperial security was at stake. ... More


Family Law as a Site of Struggle and Subordination

Noga Efrati

in Women in Iraq: Past Meets Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158145
eISBN:
9780231530248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158145.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the power struggle that emerged between British customary law and Shari'a law over matters pertaining to family. The conflict has its roots in the two different legal systems ... More


A Secular Europe: Law and Religion in the European Constitutional Landscape

Lorenzo Zucca

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199592784
eISBN:
9780191738906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592784.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, EU Law

How to accommodate diverse religious practices and laws within a secular framework is one of the most pressing and controversial problems facing contemporary European public order. This book argues ... More


The Advent of the People’s Court

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/9780190600839.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Political History

This chapter examines the circumstances surrounding the establishment of the People’s Court and its exceptional powers. The RCC saw the tribunal as a mean to promote much broader objectives than the ... More


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