Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World: Arab Basic Laws and the Prospects for Accountable Government (Hardcover)

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The collapse of authoritarian regimes and the global resurgence of liberal democracy has led to a renewed interest in constitutions and constitutionalism among scholars and political activists alike. This book uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian regimes and assesses the degree to which such constitutions can be used in the effort to make the regimes more accountable.

About the Author


Nathan J. Brown is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. He is the author of The Rule of Law in the Arab World: Courts in Egypt and the Gulf and Peasant Politics in Modern Egypt: The Struggle Against the State.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780791451571
ISBN-10: 0791451577
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: October 19th, 2001
Pages: 260
Language: English
Series: Suny Series in Middle Eastern Studies