This Book Is The First Comparative And Interdisciplinary Study Of Constitutional Politics And Constitution Making In The Middle East The Historical Background And Setting Are Fully Explored In Two Substantial Essays By Linda Darling And Sa D Amir Arjomand, Placing The Contemporary Experience In The Contexts, Respectively, Of The Ancient Middle Eastern Legal And Political Tradition And Of The Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Legal Codification And Political Modernization These Are Followed By Ann Mayer S General Analysis Of The Treatment Of Human Rights In Relation To Islam In Middle Eastern Constitutions, And Nathan Brown S Comparative Scrutiny Of The Process Of Constitution Making In Iran, Afghanistan And Iraq With Reference To The Available Constitutional Theories Which Are Shown To Throw Little Or No Light On It The Remaining Essays Are Country By Country Case Studies Of Turkey, Afghanistan And Iraq, The Case Of Iran Having Been Covered By Arjomand As The Special Point Of Reference Mehmet Fevzi Bilgin Examines The Making And Subsequent Transformation Of The Turkish Constitution Of 1982 Against Current Theories Of Constitutional And Deliberative Democracy, While Hootan Shambayati Examines The Institutional Mechanism For Protecting The Ideological Foundations Of The Turkish Republic, Most Notably The Turkish Constitutional Court, Which Offers A Surprising Parallel To The Iranian Council Of Guardians Arjomand S Introduction Brings Together The Bumpy Experience Of The Middle East Along The Long Road To Political Reconstruction Through Constitution Making And Constitutional Reform, Drawing Some General Analytical Lessons From It He Also Shows The Consequences Of The Fact That The Constitutions Of Turkey And Iran Had Their Origins In Revolutions, And Those Of Afghanistan And Iraq, In War And Foreign Invasion.
Said Amir Arjomand is Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook He earned his Ph.D at the University of Chicago in 1980 He was the founder and first President of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies 1996 2002 and Editor of International Sociology 1998 2003 He edited a special double issue of that journal on Constitutionalism and Political Re
- 210 pages
- Constitutional Politics in the Middle East: With Special Reference to Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan (Onati International Series in Law & Society)
- Said Amir Arjomand
- 10 August 2017 Said Amir Arjomand