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Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring

Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Röder


This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the impact that new and draft constitutions and amendments—such as those in Jordan, Morocco, Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia—have had on the transformative processes that drive constitutionalism in Arab countries. The authors aim to identify and analyze the key issues facing constitutional law and democratic development in Islamic states, and offer an in-depth examination of the relevance of the transformation processes for the development and future of constitutionalism in Arab countries. Using an encompassing and multi-faceted approach, this book explores underlying trends and currents that have been pivotal to the Arab Spring, while identifying and providing a forward looking view of constitution making in the Arab world. In its analysis, this book also includes country-specific case studies on the relationship between Islam and the rule of law and human rights, within contemporary Islamic societies and offers an in-depth comparison of Arab Spring constitutionalism to the models of constitutionalism around the world.

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Rainer Grote, author

Tilmann J. Röder, author

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