Justice Interrupted: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East

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The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 were often portrayed in the media as a dawn of democracy in the region. But the revolutionaries were--and saw themselves as--heirs to a centuries-long struggle for just government and the rule of law, a struggle obstructed by local elites as well as the interventions of foreign powers. Elizabeth F. Thompson uncovers the deep roots of liberal constitutionalism in the Middle East through the remarkable stories of those who fought against poverty, tyranny, and foreign rule. Fascinating, ...

Justice Interrupted: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East 2013, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674073135

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